“I would encourage anyone who has a crush on my character to watch it again and examine how selfish he is. He develops a mildly delusional obsession over a girl onto whom he projects all these fantasies. He thinks she’ll give his life meaning because he doesn’t care about much else going on in his life. A lot of boys and girls think their lives will have meaning if they find a partner who wants nothing else in life but them. That’s not healthy. That’s falling in love with the idea of a person, not the actual person.” Joseph Gordon-Levitt about his character.
This is why I didn’t like the ending, because when JGL’s character is walking and there’s a voiceover explaining something like he’s realized all this crap he did, then he goes and finds this new girl who seems to be a prospective for a love interest, showing the audience he hasn’t learned much from what happened with Summer.
16/50 Stunning Cinematography → 500 Days of Summer (2009)
#i think what most people don’t seem to realize about this film is what an amazing commentary it is on guys like tom #who are everywhere #and who are douches despite how cute and charming they might seem #everyone around him is like dude get over it dude calm down #and he is like no she is going to be my manic pixie dream girl and it’s going to be perfect fuck you
This is a story of boy meets girl. The boy, Tom Hansen of Margate, New Jersey, grew up believing that he’d never truly be happy until the day he met the one. This belief stemmed from early exposure to sad British pop music and a total mis-reading of the movie ‘The Graduate’. The girl, Summer Finn of Shinnecock, Michigan, did not share this belief. Since the disintegration of her parent’s marriage she’d only love two things. The first was her long dark hair. The second was how easily she could cut it off and not feel a thing. Tom meets Summer on January 8th. He knows almost immediately she is who he has been searching for. This is a story of boy meets girl, but you should know upfront, this is not a love story.