Analysis Of The Movie ' Days Of Summer ' Essay

1031 Words Sep 21st, 2015 5 Pages
Hollywood romance films have taught us to believe that when two people fall in love, a happy ending is inevitable. While it would be comforting to know love could be so simple, unfortunately, reality takes it upon itself to make it a bit more complicated than that. In the 2009 romantic comedy, (500) Days of Summer by Marc Webb, there is an exceptional representation of how difficult and unpredictable love can truly be. While the movie may not end the way most people would it expect, it is far more relatable than the fairy tale happy ending one has become accustomed to. (500) Days of Summer is a commendable movie because it playfully yet truthfully illustrates the realities of falling in and out of love, finding oneself, and allowing fate to run its course.
In the beginning of the film, and young man named Tom, meets a girl named Summer, and the two quickly develop a close friendship. Tom truly believes he will never be happy until the day he meets “the one”. Summer, on the other hand, has the belief that “There’s no such thing as love. It’s a fantasy.” Despite being completely opposites of each other, they create a sort of relationship without necessarily putting a title over it. In the beginning of their romance, Tom recalls every little detail he loves about Summer. He says, “I love her smile. I love her hair. I love her knees. I love her heart-shaped birthmark on her neck. I love the way she sometimes licks her lips before she talks. I love the sound of her laugh.” When…

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