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Friends reunion special could be taped this summer

The highly anticipated Friends reunion was confirmed in February earlier this year. The untitled unscripted special will mark the return of Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer for the celebration for the long-running sitcom. As per reports, the reunion was supposed to be available on May 27 when the streaming service of HBO Max launches. But, amid coronavirus pandemic, the taping has been postponed.

Friends reunion special could be taped this summer

WarnerMedia Entertainment and Direct-to-Consumer chairman Bob Greenblatt said that they could tape the reunion special this summer. Speaking to Variety, he said, “At first we thought, shows will be delayed for a month or two at the most, and now it seems like it’s going to be far longer than that. We’re holding out for being able to get this special done hopefully by the end of the summer if the stars align and hopefully we can get back into production. We do think there’s a value to having a big, raucous live audience to experience these six great friends coming back together and we didn’t want to just suddenly do it on a web call with, you know, six squares and people shooting from their kitchens and bedrooms.”

For now, they are exploring a virtual way of doing it since that is the only option. “But at the moment, we’re trying to look to the future and get this thing done in a more conventional way, and I think it’s worth waiting for,” he added. “We would have loved to have had it on [HBO Max on] Day One, but at the same time, if we can get it launched in the fall, I think it’ll be something that we can have the audience really looking forward to as well.”

Variety earlier reported that each cast member will receive $ 2.5 million dollars for being a part of the HBO special.

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2020-05-12 10:49:58

Can football return in the summer?


The UEFA’s latest meeting on Thursday presented two clear messages to the federations: complete the season in August or use the current standings to finish the season. The first op… .

2020-04-24 11:03:00

Repair work for Turkey-Northern Cyprus water pipeline to finish in summer


Repair work for the underwater water pipeline carrying fresh water from Turkey to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) will be finished in the summer without causing wate… .

2020-04-12 12:25:00

Summer won't save humanity from virus, awareness will, Turkish expert says


Hoping that the warmer summer months will spell the death of the novel coronavirus and put an end to this pandemic ravaging all over the world is just wishful thinking, a Turkish e… .

2020-03-29 10:48:00

The O.C.: 10 People Summer Should Have Been With (Other Than Seth)

A staple of the mid-2000s, The O.C. is a fun, frothy teen drama that only aired for four seasons but is definitely remembered all these years later. Like many shows of that genre, the four main actors became famous as a result of starring on it, and the episodes featured hilarious situations, love stories, and more serious subjects.

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One of the most popular romances on the show is that of Summer Roberts (Rachel Bilson) and Seth Cohen (Adam Brody). But what if Summer had fallen for some of the other characters? Read on to find out 10 people Summer should have been with (other than Seth) on The O.C..

10 Ryan Atwood

Ben McKenzie’s The O.C. character, Ryan Atwood, has eyes for Marissa Cooper (Mischa Barton) pretty much as soon as he arrives in Orange County. But since they have such a dramatic relationship that is super unhealthy, it seems like he would have a healthier love story with Summer.

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Summer thinks Ryan is cute, after all, so they could start flirting and see if they like each other. They’re both pretty lost at the beginning of the series, and maybe they could help each other find themselves.

9 Che Cook

Summer meets Chris Pratt’s O.C. character, Che Cook, when she attends Brown in the fourth season. He’s an activist who inspires Summer to change her life and care about things other than clothes.

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Since Summer experiences so much personal growth during her time at college, it’s not too far-fetched to imagine her and Che ending up together. Maybe this is just the way that Summer is going to be from now on, and being with Che is part of her destiny.

8 Zach Stevens

Zach (Michael Cassidy) and Summer do date on the show, so it seems like they could try dating again and see if their relationship would be more successful the second time around.

When fans think about it, Zach and Seth share a lot of qualities that Summer seems to like. They’re kind, caring, and a bit nerdier than people would think. (Okay, in Seth’s case, everyone pretty much knows that he’s on the dorky side — but that’s what people loves about him).

7 Dennis/Chili Childress

If Summer and Seth weren’t together, what if she dated Dennis (Johnny Lewis), whom Ryan calls “Bizarro Seth?” Marissa meets Dennis when she changes schools and starts attending Newport Union, and he says that he goes by “Chili.”

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Summer and Chili would be a good couple as they’re both sweet, loyal people who want to be there for their friends. Chili and Johnny Harper (Ryan Donowho) are best pals, and this lets fans see the softer side of the former. Both Chili and Summer seem to play the same kind of role in their friend group (the helper) so they have this in common.

6 Johnny Harper

Johnny is a tragic character on The O.C. who comes from a tough family background. He passes away in the third season, but not before fans learned that he was trying to be a good person and that he had a passion for surfing.

If Johnny had met Summer before he went down a really dark path, who knows what would have happened? Perhaps they would have fallen in love and Johnny would have been okay. This relationship could have changed his whole life.

5 Oliver Trask

Okay, this one involves some suspension of disbelief, but Summer doesn’t meet a ton of people over the course of the show. Oliver (Taylor Handley) isn’t exactly a popular character because he seems nuts, and he totally manipulates Marissa and tries to ruin her life.

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But what if he didn’t do any of that? What if he was just a lost soul who needed to be loved and cared for? It’s possible that a relationship with Summer would alter the course of his future, and show him that people really could love him.

4 D.J.

D.J. (Nicholas Gonzalez) appears in the second season of the show when Marissa’s mom Julie Cooper (Melinda) hires him. He and Marissa have a bit of a fling, but it’s just as easy to see him having a relationship with Summer as well.

When she’s in high school, Summer is attracted to rich people who come from the same world as her, but she takes a pretty stubborn approach to her dating life. If she dated D.J., she would realize that there’s more to life than shopping.

3 Anna Stern

Every fan of The O.C. is super aware of the love triangle between Anna Stern (Samaire Armstrong), Seth, and Summer. So, what if Anna and Summer had been meant to be all along?

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Anna is a cool, creative, caring person, and maybe she could motivate and inspire Summer to find her own passions in life. While Summer is a total sweetheart, she doesn’t have a lot of things that she cares about in high school besides going to the mall, so this could be good for her.

2 Alex Kelly

Olivia Wilde played Alex Kelly on The O.C., a love interest of Marissa’s. Alex and Summer seem like they’re right for each other as they’re both strong, stubborn people who follow their hearts.

Alex is a bit of a rebel, which is something that might appeal to Summer, who has always led a sheltered, wealthy life in Newport Beach.

1 Kevin Volchok

Thinking about Summer and Kevin Volchok (Cam Gigandet) as a couple involves some creative thinking, but it’s definitely a fun exercise.

It could be argued that Volchok’s involvement with Marissa and Ryan is what leads to his downfall, and it’s a toxic situation for everyone. If he never dated Marissa (and never cheated on her or lead her to her tragic death), he could have been on a totally different path. Maybe he would have been interested in Summer, and she could have helped him want to be a good person and stop all of this destruction from happening. Yeah, it’s dramatic, but this is The O.C. after all.

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2020-03-18 20:30:00

Aya Tsintziras

(500) Days Of Summer: 10 Important Lessons About Love That This Unconventional Rom-Com Taught Us

When (500) Days of Summer came out, it became an instant indie-film classic to romcom and film lovers alike. Instead of showcasing a budding relationship, it depicted the main character’s (played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt) memories of his recently failed relationship with Summer (played by Zooey Deschanel). It was raw, real, and even painful to watch at times. It paved the way for future romcoms to do something a little bit different.

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While it may have come out 11 years ago, so much about (500) Days of Summer still holds true today. It has withstood the test of time as a film that hits home for a lot of people dealing with a recent breakup. The lessons the film taught opened the eyes of many young people across the world to what might have gone wrong in their relationship and helped them cope with the reality that it was over.

10 It’s Okay To Be Single/Alone/Independent

One of Tom’s vices in the film is that he thinks he has to be in a relationship and if he isn’t, he’s wasting his life away. It’s a huge problem and probably one of the biggest reasons he put so many expectations on his relationship with Summer.

Ultimately, you cannot be in a relationship that is healthy and positive if you don’t know how to be comfortable on your own. Sure, it can be lonely at times, but you need to learn that its okay to be in your own company without somebody else there to make you feel happy.

9 You Cannot Force Somebody To Love You

The entire film centers around Tom’s vision of what he wants with his relationship with Summer. He tried so hard to get her to love him the way he loved her, but it just never quite took off. No matter how hard he tried, and how much he wanted it, Summer was never going to have those same feelings.

You cannot make somebody love you, even if it hurts to admit it. Everybody has their own choices and feelings, and sometimes that doesn’t align with what you are feeling.

8 Your Expectations Will Never Be The Same As Reality

One of the most iconic scenes in the film is the “expectations vs. reality” moment of Tom seeing Summer again after their breakup. He imagines that they have a wonderful evening and even hints at them getting back together. In reality, they don’t talk the entire night and Tom goes home upset.

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It is dangerous to let your expectations of how a relationship could be, take over your entire mindset. You cannot let your expectations get the best of you and your relationship. It doesn’t mean you can’t have them, it just means you need to be careful of how much pressure you put on them to succeed.

7 Don’t Ignore The Signs Of A Damaged Relationship

When Summer breaks it off with Tom, she points out that the relationship hasn’t been working. Tom is taken by surprise, heartbroken and quickly sinks into depression. So did he not see the signs of the relationship turning stale? Or did he just refuse to see them?

It may seem easier and less painful to ignore the signs of a damaged relationship, but in reality, you’re just making it harder on yourself. You’re living in a fantasy that will eventually crumble because there are two sides to a relationship.

6 It Is Important To Be On The Same Page

One of the biggest reasons that Tom and Summer’s relationship becomes rocky is because they were never on the same page. Tom never expressed to Summer how he really felt, and what he really wanted out of the relationship. While Summer had told him where she stood early on, it was never brought up again and Tom figured she didn’t feel the same way as they became more serious.

Due to this, their relationship became strained when Tom realized that Summer was not as dedicated to the relationship as he thought she was. Had Tom expressed how he felt early on, and what he wanted, the relationship might have been able to survive a little longer.

5 Don’t Let Your Happiness Be Dependent On Another Person

Possibly one of the most important lessons from (500) Days of Summer is that your happiness cannot be dependent on another person. Summer becomes the only source of happiness for Tom, and he loses himself because of that.

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It is unfair to put that pressure on another person, but also on yourself. It is bound to end terribly and throw you into a deep depression much like Tom’s. If you want to have a good relationship, you need to make sure that you can make yourself happy too. It doesn’t mean another person won’t make you happy, it just means they won’t be your only source of happiness.

4 Just Because It Started Good, Doesn’t Mean It’ll Always Be Good

In the beginning, Tom and Summer’s relationship is clearly a good one. They have the same interests and get along easily, and the romance is adorable between the two. It is clear that it changes as the days roll along though, and doesn’t stay perfect.

Every relationship has its ups and downs, and that’s just what being a relationship is about. You have to understand that it won’t always be good, and sometimes it’ll never get back to being good.

3 Liking The Same Band Doesn’t Mean You’re Meant To Be

Tom first falls for Summer because he finds out she has the same music taste as him, and he’s apparently never experienced that before. It becomes the catalyst for the entire film and an iconic moment in the film. Except that reality isn’t as simple as that.

You’re not meant to be with somebody just because they have the same interests as you. It might be exciting for a moment that somebody loves your favorite band, but that feeling passes and there are so many more elements that go into falling for somebody. Frankly, all of them are more important than them liking your favorite band.

2 There Are Always Two Sides And Feelings To A Relationship

The point of (500) Days of Summer is that we are seeing everything through the eyes of a man that has been broken up with. By the midway point, we are mad at Summer. We don’t like Summer because she’s broken the heart of our protagonist. That is what it is like when you’re seeing a relationship from only your side.

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The film makes us realize that Tom’s view is not necessarily the truth, but instead, a biased version of events. Every relationship involves two people, and therefore two sides to a story and two feelings. One person’s feelings do not invalidate another’s, and it’s important in a relationship to take a step back and see things from your significant other’s perspective.

1 Life Goes On After A Breakup, But It’s Okay To Grieve

Tom takes his breakup with Summer hard. It hits him like a freight train and he struggles to recover from it. Eventually, though, he does. He picks himself up and he moves on. He even meets another woman that he could fall for.

Every breakup is hard, that is inevitable. It is also okay to grieve after one and take your time to heal your heart. Nobody grieves the same way, and everybody heals at their own pace. However, life will go on. It is not the end of the world when you and your significant other breaks up. It might feel like it, but give it a month or two and you’ll notice how much better you feel from the previous month. Promise.

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2020-03-16 22:00:31

Liv Montgomery

How No Time To Die’s Release Date Change Will Hurt Summer 2020 Movies

Due to No Time to Die‘s delay, several summer 2020 movies no longer have a major film to attach their trailers to this spring. Last week, MGM shocked the industry when it announced it would be pushing No Time to Die – which marks Daniel Craig’s fifth and final time appearance as James Bond – back from its original April release date to November, in response to concerns over the coronavirus outbreak and its potential impact on the box office. In the days since then, other studios have shuffled their April movies around a bit, in an effort to take advantage of the huge opening left by No Time to Die‘s departure. So far, though, only Sony has followed MGM’s lead in reacting to the still-developing coronavirus situation by delaying its sequel, Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway, from April to August.

However, No Time to Die‘s departure could have an impact that goes beyond which movies open on which Fridays in April. Prior to its move, the Bond adventure was the only true blockbuster set to arrive next month; in the wake of its move, the animated sequel Trolls World Tour and the long-awaited The New Mutants are the only remaining April releases expected to do any significant damage at the box office (and even that’s not guaranteed). That also means there’s no longer a big tentpole for the recent wave of summer movie trailers to be attached to – something that could leave a noticeable dent in their marketing schemes.

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Over the past seven days alone, new trailers have arrived for summer releases like Marvel’s Black Widow solo movie, the Tom Hanks-led WWII Naval thriller Greyhound, and Disney’s adaptation of its popular Jungle Cruise theme park ride starring Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt. May and June films like Fast & Furious 9 and Top Gun: Maverick are also expected to drop new trailers within the next one to two months, which would’ve made No Time to Die‘s original April 10 U.S. date the perfect time for them to arrive. Problem is, with Bond out of the picture, a number of these films’ trailers won’t have a big tentpole to release with until Black Widow opens at the beginning of May (giving them three weeks less of screen time in theaters).

Obviously, this won’t be a huge problem for some of these movies. Black Widow, for example, should do perfectly fine at the box office, even without its new trailer screening in front of No Time to Die next month. Indeed, both its final trailer and the second trailer for Jungle Cruise will no doubt screen with Disney’s Mulan in a couple weeks, before Jungle Cruise‘s trailer is shown with Black Widow itself in theaters. Still, for any studio that isn’t Disney and has a big-budget summer film coming up that isn’t targeting families, they’ll likely have to revamp their marketing approach, with No Time to Die no longer an option to attach their trailers to. The full-length trailer for Christopher Nolan’s sci-fi espionage thriller Tenet is another example of something that would’ve benefitted from launching with the latest Bond installment, given the overlap in their target demographics. Instead, Warner Bros. will have to wait a month (at least) if it wants to drop the trailer with an equal-sized release.

All that being said, box office predictions are far from an exact science and it’s entirely possible the early crop of Summer 2020 movies won’t be affected commercially by having to delay their new trailers, and/or not having No Time to Die to hang their recently-unveiled previews on, in any significant way. Even so, it’s yet another factor that’s difficult to predict and, combined with the coronavirus outbreak, is going to do little to make studios feel comfortable about how things are going to play out over the next couple months, as far as theater attendance goes. And at the end of the day, it stands to reason No Time to Die‘s absence will have some kind of impact on this year’s summer slate. We just don’t know what it is yet.

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2020-03-10 02:03:07

Sandy Schaefer

Dead Space Style Survival Horror The Persistence Releasing This Summer

The hit PSVR title The Persistence will finally be releasing on other platforms without VR capabilities. Those who miss the Dead Space franchise, may find several aspects of The Persistence familiar and enjoyable. The Persistence will be releasing sometime this summer.

Survival horror games have been a staple of the video game industry for a very long time. The genre was probably first popularized with the release of the original Resident Evil game. For years after this other studios tried to recreate the same feelings of horror and helplessness that Resident Evil gave to fans. No other series quite capitalized on this genre quite like Dead Space. Despite the missteps of Dead Space 3, the series is still widely regarded as one of the best survival horror franchises ever created. Dead Space managed to create an environment and atmosphere that left players never knowing what waited for them around the corner.

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The Persistence could almost be considered a spiritual successor to the Dead Space series. Players must survive on a doomed space ship that is stranded in deep space. The ship has become overrun with monstrous creatures that attempt to kill the player as they explore and fight their way through the labyrinth like ship. The Persistence also integrates rogue-like elements that change the layout of the ship and randomizes the placements of enemies.

The Persistence was massively popular as a PSVR title, but will be able to reach a much larger audience with a release on PS4, PC, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. By removing VR capability this will be the first time the game will be able to be played without the VR headset. There will be both digital and physical copies of the game available, and any PS4 users who own the VR version of The Persistence will be getting the new version for free. There has been no official release date announced yet, but the game will come out sometime this summer.

Survival Horror is one of the most challenging and rewarding video game genres out there. A lot of players find something very rewarding about ignoring their worst fears as they eliminate or avoid horrific creatures. More than that though the atmosphere of a well made survival horror game can make players feel truly immersed in the game’s world. If that is something that excites players, then The Persistence will be right up their alley. Hopefully, the popular VR game can perform just as well without the headset.

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The Persistence will be releasing on PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch this summer.


2020-03-09 01:03:11

Cody Peterson

Emerald City Comic Con Postponed To Summer 2020 Due To Coronavirus

Following celebrity and exhibitor cancellations due to coronavirus, organizers of Seattle’s Emerald City Comic Con announce they will postpone the event until this summer. Fan conventions like this one have become staples in the entertainment industry, especially in the last decade. At their core, they offer fans a chance to ask their favorite actors, creators, and artists questions about media they love. However, they’ve also become an important opportunity for studios to show off upcoming projects, especially at giant conventions like San Diego Comic-Con.

Emerald City Comic Con, which, until today, was scheduled for next week, was set to feature actors like Avengers: Endgame stars Mark Ruffalo and Karen Gillan, as well as Michael J. Fox of the Back to the Future movies. Supergirl‘s Chyler Leigh and Floriana Lima were also originally set to appear on a panel together. However, as actors and exhibitors, including DC Comics, began to pull out of the convention in recent weeks, it became clear Emerald City Comic Con was running out of options.

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The organizers behind the event, Reedpop, announced the postponement on social media via the Emerald City Comic Con Twitter account. They also provided additional details on the convention’s website, outlining exactly how they came to the decision. In their full statement, Reedpop explained, “We did everything that we could to run the event as planned, but ultimately, we are following the guidance of the local public health officials indicating that conventions should now be postponed.” The organizers went on to reassure fans that every attendee would be refunded their ticket money and that they are working “to secure alternate dates this summer.” Check out Emerald City Comic Con’s announcement on Twitter below:

The coronavirus has had an unprecedented effect on the entertainment industry, especially movie studios. MGM made the surprising decision earlier this week to postpone its release of Bond 25, No Time to Die. What’s more, the studio pushed the movie back a full seven months, all the way to November 2020. This led to speculation that movies like F9 and Black Widow may not be far behind. However, both Disney and Universal are reportedly hanging on to their May release dates. Movie productions have also been impacted by the coronavirus; Mission: Impossible 7 recently halted what was supposed to be a three-week-long shoot in Italy.

Though fans who had planned on attending Emerald City Comic Con are disappointed to hear of its postponement, it’s good that Reedpop is taking the coronavirus so seriously. It’s also possible that even more celebrity guests and exhibitors may have pulled out of the event this coming week, making the delay the right call. The move to summer 2020 puts Emerald City Comic Con closer to July’s San Diego Comic-Con, an event that may face its own coronavirus-related challenges, depending on what happens in the next several months. Hopefully, by then the outbreak will be more under control, allowing fans to attend Emerald City Comic Con, as well as others.

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Source: Emerald City Comic Con



2020-03-06 01:03:04

Rebecca VanAcker

(500) Days of Summer Is The Perfect Valentine’s Day Movie

(500) Days of Summer is the perfect Valentine’s Day movie. Released in 2009, the rom-com chronicles the relationship between Tom (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) and Summer (Zooey Deschanel), two co-workers with polar opposite views on love. The former believes he is destined to find “The One” someday, while the latter sees that very idea as an irrational fantasy. When Tom meets Summer, he’s instantly smitten with her as they connect over shared interests such as their tastes in indie music. He becomes convinced Summer is the girl he’s been looking for his whole life, despite being told repeatedly by Summer she isn’t looking for a serious boyfriend. Of course, Tom eventually gets heartbroken when he finally realizes Summer isn’t what he wants her to be and she leaves him.

At the time of its release, (500) Days of Summer was praised for being a refreshingly offbeat entry in its tried and true genre, bolstered by a catchy soundtrack and the chemistry of its leads. It was nominated for two Golden Globes (including Best Picture – Comedy or Musical) and a Writers Guild Award. In addition to those accolades, (500) Days of Summer grossed $60.7 million at the worldwide box office, cementing it as a big success. However, in the 10+ years since its premiere, the film has been subject to some harsh reevaluations that are far more critical than the initial responses. But that isn’t entirely fair to the movie, and as couples celebrate Valentine’s Day, this is the ideal film to watch.

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Most of the (500) Days of Summer backlash stems from the fact most of the film is told from Tom’s warped perspective, leaving little time to fully develop Summer as a character. This has led some to accuse the movie of having problematic themes and messages, running the risk of being misogynistic. What was once cute and quirky is now seen as off-putting; time hasn’t been very kind to (500) Days of Summer as rewatches highlight its perceived faults. While no film is above criticism, an argument can be made some of the critiques lobbied against (500) Days of Summer are off-base.

The film is essentially a deconstruction of the typical Hollywood rom-com and doesn’t promote the idealized romance those movies usually contain. (500) Days of Summer pokes holes in Tom’s worldview from its opening minutes, calling him out for completely misreading The Graduate (which ultimately becomes the catalyst for his breakup with Summer). The whole point of the movie is Tom is wrong. He was unhealthily obsessed with Summer and tried to force her into something she wasn’t comfortable with, eventually pushing her away and ruining a good thing. No less an authority than Gordon-Levitt takes this side, acknowledging Tom was projecting all of his wants onto a single person. While it’s easy to see Summer as a cruel and unloving woman, she was consistently upfront and honest with Tom about what she wanted – and Tom was too blind to see it. Even the wink-wink ending where Tom meets a new woman named Autumn is commenting on how illogical it is that there’s just one person destined to be your soul mate.

That’s what makes (500) Days of Summer a perfect (if unconventional) Valentine’s Day movie. It illustrates what’s dangerous and wrong about Tom’s point of view, serving as an achingly relatable cautionary tale about what not to do – regardless if one is single, in the early stages of a new relationship, or has been with someone longterm. There are lessons to take away from the film, particularly in regard to the importance of respecting a partner’s desires and understanding they are a unique individual with their own goals in life – not the crystallization of a fantasy brought about by popular media. (500) Days of Summer isn’t saying a romantic relationship is impossible (Summer gets engaged to someone else, changing her mind on love), it just takes a more realistic approach on the subject than the more traditional rom-coms. Much like the underlying message behind Gordon-Levitt’s directorial effort Don Jon, (500) Days of Summer is a warning against the unrealistic expectations other movies and songs can set for people in the real-world.

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2020-02-14 02:02:29

Chris Agar