500 Days of Summer | 2009

Directed by: Marc Webb

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Main Plot

After being dumped by the girl he believes to be his soulmate, hopeless romantic Tom Hansen reflects on their relationship to try and figure out where things went wrong and how he can win her back.


  • Zooey Deschanel's character, Summer, serves as the love interest and catalyst for the protagonist's personal growth and self-discovery.
  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays Tom, a young man who falls in love with a woman named Summer and navigates their complex relationship.
  • Geoffrey Arend's character, McKenzie, is Tom's co-worker and friend who provides advice and support throughout his relationship with Summer.

Ending Explained

In the ending of "500 Days of Summer," Tom and Summer have a heartfelt conversation after their breakup. Tom finally accepts that their relationship was not meant to be, and he finds hope for the future. He quits his job and pursues his passion for architecture, meeting a girl named Autumn. The film concludes with Tom meeting Autumn, leaving the possibility of a new beginning and a more fulfilling love story.

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Marc Webb Zooey Deschanel Joseph Gordon-Levitt Geoffrey Arend