Love In Marc Webb's '500 Days Of Summer'

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Often time’s Hollywood romance movies 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 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 we’ve become accustomed to. (500) Days of Summer is a good 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, Tom, meets a girl by the name of 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…show more content…
While it is not the love story most people would expect, it illustrates how even though there maybe not be a happy ending yet, that does not mean one is not right around the corner. The film can also be seen as a coming of age as its main characters eventually find themselves despite the obstacles they faced. (500) Days of Summer is interesting, comical, but overall it displays everyday obstacles such as falling in and out of love, finding the person you truly are, and always allowing fate to take control of any situation. After all, there cannot be anything more exhilarating than waiting to discover what, and who fate has planned
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