Outdoor Summer Series - 500 Days of Summer Screening (Park City, UT)
Directed by Marc Webb
95 min., color, 2009 Sundance Film Festival Official Selection
The freshness of Marc Webb’s love-me/love-me-not story is epitomized by its perfectly framed tag lines…Boy meets Girl—Boy falls in love—Girl doesn’t. What else can you say about a postmodern love story? Directed with verve, pace, and confidence by first-time filmmaker Webb, 500 Days of Summer never descends into ordinary romance. The typical premise of the love story—that we want what we can’t have—is fueled by a role reversal (it’s the woman who doesn’t want to commit) and energized by dance numbers, split screens, and two dynamic performances from Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel. For a new generation of storytellers, 500 Days of Summer is destined to be a template for the future of romantic inspiration.