500 Days of Summer Moved Up One Week in July
by Alex Billington
February 18, 2009
What are you doing on Friday, July 17th? Well, besides seeing Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, of course! After you watch Harry and Dumbledore battle some Inferi in the caves, you're going to go see 500 Days of Summer. Listen to what I'm saying - you are going to go see 500 Days of Summer! Director Marc Webb's wonderful romantic comedy that became a Sundance sensation this year was initially scheduled for release on July 24th, but Fox Searchlight has moved up its release by one week. Don't worry too much, it'll probably open limited on the 17th and expand further throughout late July and early August.
I'm usually opposed to summer releases for great indie films, but there's numerous reasons why this will still work. First and foremost, due to its title, this has to be released in the summer. It just wouldn't be right releasing a movie called 500 Days of Summer in the fall, would it? While that title might not actually pertain to the season known as summer (hint, hint), it's still a great title. Secondly, this just has that kind of happy-go-lucky indie feeling that should fare very well in late July / early August. Expect to hear a lot more about 500 Days of Summer right around the same time as Harry Potter. You won't want to miss it!
Reader Feedback - 6 Comments
I am excited this is going to be a great film
Movieraider321 on Feb 19, 2009
Im also excited about this movie, BUT Im 100% sure i wont be going to see it after Harry Potter. This kind of movie never come out in Finland at the same time. :/ Which is very sad ;( Cant wait for this!
max on Feb 19, 2009
I've heard so many great things about this movie. However I do hope it gets a limited release on that date b/c Harry Potter would probably bury it and it seems like the type of film that deserves to stand out.
????? on Feb 19, 2009
Harry's gonna take a seat that week. I'm all about Summer
Nick Sears on Feb 19, 2009
I agree with #4. I'd see this over Harry. Can't freakin wait
-Peter- on Feb 19, 2009
This makes me superexcited I love watching JGL on the silver-screen.
Ken on Feb 19, 2009
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