500 Days of Summer


Green Hills Cinema - Theater 16 Thu, Apr 16, 2009 7:00 PM


Directed By: Marc Webb

Screenwriter: Scott Neustadter, Michael Weber
Year: 2009
Running Time: 95 min
Format: Color
Language: English
Producer: Mason Novick, Jessica Tuchinsky, Mark Waters, Steven J. Wolfe
Co-Producer: Scott Hyman
Cinematographer: Eric Steelberg
Editor: Alan Bell
Production Design: Laura Fox
Music: Mychael Danna, Rob Simonsen, Andrea von Foerster (supervisor)
Sound: Peiro Mura, Beth Sterner
Cast: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Zooey Deschanel, Matthew Gray Gubler, Chloe Moretz, Minka Kelly, Clark Gregg, Jenn Gotzon, Rachel Boston, Yvette Nicole Brown, Geoffrey Arend
In Attendance: Marc Webb
Sponsored By: Variety
Marc Webb's debut feature is a classic tale of unrequited love. But it's so much more. Helped along by a zippy soundtrack and thoroughly engaging lead performances by Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel, 500 Days of Summer manages to combine elements of Tarantino-esque post-modernism and Shakespearean romantic farce ? creating a film that should influence romantic comedies for this generation the way When Harry Met Sally did for the previous one. Tom is a handsome but awkward greeting card copywriter who falls head over heels for Summer ? who's just not as committed to the whole concept as Tom is. Love, sex, dating, infatuation, anxiety?it's the stuff of the best romantic comedies ever made?and it's all handled with a freshness not seen in the genre for some time by a bright new talent destined for great things.

Preceded by:
The Monday Before Thanksgiving (Courtney Cox, 2008, 19 minutes, USA - starring Laura Dern, Courtney Cox, Rosemary Harris). Through a chance encounter, a single woman learns that the life she lives is exactly what she wants.