500 Days of Summer

“This is a story of boy meets girl, but you should know upfront, this is not a love story.”

Back in 2009, 500 Days of Summer was released. Ended up becoming the “breakout indie hit of the summer” according to The New York Observer. It tells the tale of Tom and Summer, and their entire 500 days in a relationship. The film is presented in a nonlinenar fashion. It jumps around in time, offering different perspectives at every turn. Destined to become a modern classic. Sort of Annie Hall for a new generation. It also elevated the careers of both Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel to new heights. And, the soundtrack is excellent. Surprising, moving, and memorable.

The soundtrack:

  1. “A Story of Boy Meets Girl” – Mychael Danna and Rob Simonsen
  2. Us” – Regina Spektor
  3. There Is a Light That Never Goes Out” – The Smiths
  4. “Bad Kids” – Black Lips
  5. Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want” – The Smiths
  6. There Goes the Fear” – Doves
  7. You Make My Dreams” – Hall & Oates
  8. Sweet Disposition” – The Temper Trap
  9. Quelqu’un m’a dit” – Carla Bruni
  10. Mushaboom” – Feist
  11. “Hero” – Regina Spektor
  12. Bookends” – Simon & Garfunkel
  13. “Vagabond” – Wolfmother
  14. She’s Got You High” – Mumm-Ra
  15. Here Comes Your Man” – Meaghan Smith
  16. “Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want” – She & Him

iTunes Bonus Tracks

  1. Here Comes Your Man” – Joseph Gordon-Levitt
  2. Sugar Town” – Zooey Deschanel
  3. At Last” – Kevin Michael

Summer: “You weren’t wrong, Tom. You were just wrong about me.”

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