(500) Days of Summer

2009 PG-13 1h 35m Blu-ray / DVD

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(500) Days of Summer

2009 PG-13 1h 35m Blu-ray / DVD
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When his girlfriend, Summer (Zooey Deschanel), unceremoniously dumps him, greeting-card copywriter and hopeless romantic Tom (Golden Globe nominee Joseph Gordon-Levitt) begins sifting through the year-plus worth of days they spent together, looking for clues to what went awry. As he recalls the good and bad times he spent with the commitment-phobic girl, his heart reawakens to what it cherishes most. Marc Webb directs this uncommon love story.
Format
Blu-ray DVD
Screen
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.40:1
Subtitles
English, French, Spanish (Neutral)
CC
No
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, English: DVS - Descriptive Video Service
Screen
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.40:1
Subtitles
English, French, Spanish (Neutral)
CC
No
Audio
English: DTS 5.1 HD, French: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 5.1, English: DVS - Descriptive Video Service
Rating
PG-13 - Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Parents are urged to be cautious. Some material may be inappropriate for pre-teenagers.
age 14+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 14+
  • Zooey Deschanel
  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt
  • Clark Gregg
  • Minka Kelly
  • Matthew Gray Gubler
  • Rachel Boston
  • Geoffrey Arend
  • ChloĆ« Grace Moretz
  • Yvette Nicole Brown
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Reviews

age 14+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that the content in this smart romantic dramedy is age-appropriate for teens and up, but its thoughtful exploration of relationships may speak more to those in college and older. It has a sweet-yet-realistic view of relationships that's refreshing given the usual formulaic dreck in this genre. Do expect some frank talk about sex (as well as some kissing and an implied shower sex scene), drinking (sometimes to excess), and swearing (including one "f--k").

Sexual Content

More talk than action -- there's some kissing and hugging, and one scene shows a couple supposedly trying to have sex in the shower (although all viewers see is rustling behind the shower curtain). There's also some frank discussion among friends about sex, including references to topics like hand jobs and anal sex. A young teenager counsels her older brother on how to navigate relationships.

Violence

Loud arguing among couples. Some plate-breaking. A man punches another at a bar.

Language

Fairly frequent use of words like "bitch," "screw," "skank," and "s--t," plus one instance of "f--k." Other words include "hell," "damn," "goddamn," "ass," etc.

Social Behavior

Love doesn't conquer all in this romantic dramedy, but no matter how complicated or troublesome, it's portrayed as being absolutely necessary. It has the power to change and serves a source of wisdom. The movie also realistically shows that love alone isn't necessarily enough to keep a relationship going -- it's only one of a number of elements that need to exist.

Consumerism

Logos for Twinkies, Tennessee whisky, and AT&T.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Social drinking. A few characters (of legal drinking age) get quite drunk at a karaoke bar.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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