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Marc Webb United States, 2009

Brian Ackley's rating of the film (500) Days of Summer

Narratively speaking, 500 Days of Summer is as successfully experimental as Annie Hall and Groundhog’s Day. Additionally, the mock-independent is as smartly, innovatively rich as the classic romantic features it references; only its resolution is tainted by mainstream over-development. See this film for its psychological subtlety, playfully underrated performances, and its charming and chastising realism.