Must Watch: Marc Webb's 500 Days of Summer Teaser

January 18, 2009

500 Days of Summer Teaser Trailer

Just barely after the world premiere of 500 Days of Summer at Sundance last night, our friends at Fox Searchlight have debuted a teaser trailer for the film. Before I even talk about this trailer, I saw this film just a few hours ago at its world premiere at Sundance and I loved it. It was wonderful, in every way, and is going to be a huge hit. Although this trailer does give you a good feel for the film, the voiceover with the guy saying "500 Days of Summer" over and over is a bit annoying. Ignore that part and sit back and enjoy, because when July comes around, this will definitely be the talk of the town.

Watch the teaser trailer for 500 Days of Summer:

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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 just premiered at the Sundance Film Festival this week to a standing ovation. Fox Searchlight will be bringing 500 Days of Summer to theaters everywhere on July 24th this upcoming summer.

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Reader Feedback - 65 Comments


That Zooey Deschanel is hot 🙂 Sounds like a nice movie, even if i hate the narrator in that trailer... :/

max on Jan 18, 2009


Fantastic - this looks very refreshing indeed! Michael H Weber rocks

dom on Jan 18, 2009


this looks like a timeless, classic, romantic movie. what's the name of the song?

Lars on Jan 18, 2009


the more I see Joseph Gordon Levitt, the more I see Heath Ledger both in looks and career-wise.

teyhtr on Jan 18, 2009


The really need a new voice over script. That alone almost makes me not want to see it.

L on Jan 18, 2009


Oh my God I want to see that SO BADLY.

George on Jan 18, 2009


4: you just proved that i'm not delusional! i agree 100%, he does resemble heath soooo much! and I agree with everyone thus far, despite creepy, annoying voiceover guy, this looks amazing! can't wait till it hits theaters!

Hyacinth on Jan 18, 2009


Yeah this looks really good, Deschanel and Gordon-Levitt are two of my favorite actors, and not just random flavor of the months like Dane Cook and Jessica Alba. I can really see this being big. And I also agree with the creepy voiceover guy but since Don LaFontaine died I think they are having a tough time replacing him.

Zach on Jan 18, 2009


You guys are scooping everyone at Sundance. Really great coverage. You just officially became my no. 1 film site.

Jason on Jan 18, 2009


I miss Don LaFontaine!

Scott McHenry on Jan 18, 2009


I love it already.

Nick Sears on Jan 18, 2009


What's the name of that song?!

Nick Sears on Jan 18, 2009


Went and found the song. The Temper Trap - Sweet Disposition Good stuff.

Trin on Jan 18, 2009


Ha, yeah, just found it too, beat me to the post

Nick Sears on Jan 18, 2009


I agree with number 5. That voice over was ridiculously annoying. It reminded me of the trailer for Eli Roth's Thanksgiving. Don't get me wrong. I loved that trailer. Just the way it kept saying 500 days of summer reminded me of the other trailer saying Thanksgiving over and over and over.

Brian Ricci on Jan 18, 2009


That VO guy should never do another trailer, ever.

SmartGuy on Jan 18, 2009


whats this movie called again?

eutychus on Jan 18, 2009


I actually really hated the trailer but I do like Levitt and Deschanel and that alone interests me. Along with you saying how good it is I'm sure I'll make it out to see this one.

janet on Jan 18, 2009


The narrator reminded me of the Grindhouse films.. I was expecting to see someone get chopped in half and zoey to start shaking her boobies... It would have been a much better trailer

richard on Jan 18, 2009


As much as I hate to agree with EVERYONE, that voice over guy is fuckin annoying. Like, REALLY annoying.

Clamson on Jan 18, 2009


after reading this site for quite some time now, this is the first one ive commented on.... i dont even care about the voiceover guy, im just too busy watching the screen, this looks SO DAMN GOOD.

Brian on Jan 18, 2009


@12 Thanks.

sumonesumtime on Jan 18, 2009


Agreed with #19 -- if this movie holds as much promise as it seems to, what a disservice to it and everyone that worked on it, to have that crap voice-over script. I'd be interested to see how that movie looked without his voice in it at all, and no mention of the movie's title on-screen until the very end.

dRailer on Jan 18, 2009


I'd watch anything with Zooey in it. I even watched 'The Happening', although it was a freebie. I think it's fair to say the VO was a poor choice.

Bob on Jan 18, 2009


Can't stop watching this trailer. Zooey's so damn adorable. This trailer has that hypnotic attraction similar to that of Garden State's trailer. The music and visuals compliment each other so well - it hooks you right in.

Nick Sears on Jan 18, 2009


no offense but Zooey has a face you just want to punch.

teyhtr on Jan 18, 2009


Yeah sorry #25 she has the total opposite effect on most people.

Itri on Jan 18, 2009


I absolutely LOVE the voice over guy. It gives a very nostalgic feel of how trailers used to be from the 40s up to the 70s that you find on the dvd bonus features of old movies nowadays.

George on Jan 18, 2009


For a movie that really liked, that trailer looked awful!

KyB on Jan 18, 2009


looks good, anyway i gotta ask this, you guys saw the trailer for 12 rounds on ign. the action looks good but the downside is that john cena is in it. i'm dead serious.

Drake on Jan 18, 2009


Joseph gives me a boner!! Its gonna be hard to watch G.I. Joe and not fantasize about humping Cobra Commander now.

D Link on Jan 18, 2009


the movie looks amazing!!!! zooey is sooo cute! but the voice-over guy is irritating, it is as if he is narrating the news or something

F.C. on Jan 18, 2009


its like a old school movie trailer

Darren on Jan 18, 2009


This looks banjos! Will defo watch it.

Crapola on Jan 18, 2009


Could he say that one more time, please? I didn't catch the title, thar'.

Manda on Jan 18, 2009


I love how the voice-over guy says '500 days' so many times and then at the end goes '...(coming soon)' Can't stop laughing!

Mubariz on Jan 18, 2009


haha of course they make her sing.. this looks great I LOVE Zooey and can NOT wait for this.

-Peter- on Jan 18, 2009


This looks great just from the chemistry that you can tell these two up and coming actors have for each other. Just looking into their eyes tells me more about the film than that voice over because you can see the passion in their expressions (which I think was the point).

peloquin on Jan 18, 2009


lol! The VO guy sounds like a bad Morgan Freeman impersonator 😀

LW on Jan 18, 2009


A bus full of Zooey? Sold.

Fuelbot on Jan 18, 2009


JULY 24 IS RIDICULOUSLY FAR AWAY. Why wasn't I at this world premiere. 🙁

DK on Jan 18, 2009


ahhhhhhhhh. What's the name of this movie?

Georgiana on Jan 18, 2009


Someone stole Morgan Freeman's voice 😀

Morgan Freeman on Jan 18, 2009


I'll see anything with zooey deschanel. any any any thing.

Ryan on Jan 18, 2009


That's not Zooey Deschanel, that's Lizzy Caplan, aka Katy Perry.

MBD on Jan 18, 2009


this looks really good! I love both of them.

s on Jan 18, 2009


man..i can't hear the movie name again...aghhh...the movie seems to be pretty good though

bala on Jan 18, 2009


please say indie gem

chris on Jan 18, 2009


i think i just fell in love with Zooey.

thomas on Jan 19, 2009


I love the trailer except for the voice over guy. Can someone tell me the title of the song. I love that song

Jose on Jan 19, 2009


Wow. That narrator is horrible. I hope they fix that before a wide release of the trailer. The movies looks great, though.

kiko on Jan 19, 2009


Everyone thinks the narration is horrible but think back to the old days, that was what the trailers consisted of, and not saying the film doesn't look modern but some of their outfits do seem to be dated. I for one enjoyed the narration and felt it was an enjoyable throwback to the old days of cinema.

Movieraider321 on Jan 20, 2009


Gosh, nice to be in the company of some people that know a little film history...that voice over and trailer was very 60's-70's and fit perfectly!

kitano0 on Jan 20, 2009


Seriously, Sometimes it's better to wait and put out a quality trailer then this trash. Love Zoey, though. She is great in anything. I recommend her last album as well. Amazing voice.

Mikey9a on Jan 21, 2009


I'm game for this movie. great visuals.

dave13 on Jan 21, 2009


i'm fell in love with Zooey Deschanel after watching her with Jim Carrey Yes Man..._can't wait to see her again in this movie..!

Khairul Aiman on Jan 22, 2009


I agree with the first comment, I don't like the Narrator, but this would be the perfect movie to take your loved to.

Scott on Jan 22, 2009


GOOD NEWS. I found a way to enjoy this well-edited trailer WITHOUT the god-awful voiceover! Turn off the sound on the trailer and press pause. Go to the band's myspace page. Cue up "Sweet Disposition" in time with the trailer. Press "play." you're welcome.

e.r.m. on Jan 23, 2009


Can anyone please send me a link to find the soundtrack to 500 days of summer? I cannot find the songs that were playing in the movie anywhere. I just want to have a list of the artists and song titles. my email is Please Please respond to this post or just send me an email. Thanks!

Dallin on Jan 24, 2009


I'm SO glad this is coming out after I come back to the looks really really good and adorable. I'm excited. And yeah that song is really awesome too.

Stacia on Jan 27, 2009


So if Joseph Gordon Levitt is the new Heath Ledger does this mean he'll die alone of an OD?

Chet on Jan 28, 2009


WTF Chet!!! Joseph Gordon-Levitt is the new Heath Ledger??? Last I checked, Joseph Gordon-Levitt has been around longer, than Heath Ledger.

Shawnee on Feb 2, 2009


I just saw the trailer for "Gigantic" on Rotten Tomatoes it seems Zooey is gonna be in a bunch of super cute/funny movies also, didn't you say you had a Sundance interview with her?

-Peter- on Feb 12, 2009


this trailer! i didn't even get a glimpse of Matthew Gray Gubler.. and im gonna watch this film only because he's

unsub on Jul 9, 2009


what is the other song in this trailer besides sweet deseption??

serena on Aug 7, 2009

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