I’d seen the previews for this somewhere a while back and never got the chance until now to watch it. Normally, I can tell when I’m looking at a commercial for an indy film. This didn’t appear to be a big budget film with a lot of hype behind its release date, but I believe those are the best kinds of movies.

The movie begins just as it says it does. “Boy Meets Girl” but it’s not a love story. This movie is rather a humorous take on despair and heartbrake. Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt have a great movie chemistry, what with all their dark hair, shnazzy clothing, and imaginative humor.

The movie jumps around a lot as the plot develops because it’s based on the 500 days of which Gordon-Levitt’s character falls in and out of love with Deschanel’s character, Summer.

This movie touched my inner core because it addressed some many feelings that most everyone experiences before, during, and after love. It’s a touching movie although it’s not your typical lovey-dovey movie. It’s not about love at all really.

I tend to think the movie is more a journey of self-discovery for Gordon-Levitt’s character during and after his relationship with Summer because he eventually betters himself in the end.

I highly recommend this movie to any and all who love humor, love, and Zooey Deschanel. She’s absolutely gorgeous and Joseph Gordon-Levitt has been a favorite actor of mine since Brick. If you haven’t seen it check it out.

ChocolateRobot gives 500 Days of Summer a solid 8 out of 10 for its rich humor, heartwarming and heartbreaking moments, and beautiful roles and actors.

-Thunderpants

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