Another New International 500 Days of Summer Trailer
by Alex Billington
June 9, 2009
Another new international trailer for 500 Days of Summer has hit but I don't think you should watch it. I'm just saying, for those of you who really want the most pure experience possible seeing this for the first time in theaters in July, don't watch this. It's not that it spoils anything, per se, but instead that at this point, we've just seen way too much from what I believe is one of the best movies of the year. And if you watch this, too, then there won't be any surprising moments left to see in theaters. Beyond that, I agree with Peter Sciretta in that this is selling the movie as a typical romantic comedy, which is exactly what it is not.
When Tom (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), a hopeless romantic, is blindsided after his girlfriend Summer (Zooey Deschanel) dumps him, he shifts back and forth through various periods of their time "together" to try to figure out what went wrong. His reflections ultimately lead him to rediscover his true passions in life.
500 Days of Summer is directed by up-and-coming filmmaker Marc Webb, of only a few music videos previously. The screenplay was co-written by first-time writers Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber. This first premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year to a standing ovation. Fox Searchlight is bringing 500 Days of Summer to theaters everywhere starting on July 17th this summer. Don't miss it!