But if Summer did see all the possible layers of interpretation in The Graduate [all the womb references, the running, the pool etc], then I think it makes sense that she’d be so horrified that Tom only interpreted it in the simplest way, that she’d realise not only that they don’t connect in the way she wants but that [possibly] his ideals are very different not only from hers but from what Tom himself thinks his ideals are. When he’s talking early in their friendship about romantic love [the concept of which we know was partly based on The Graduate], she finds it endearing. Perhaps she thought the type of pure and sincere love he seemed to be talking about was endearing. Clearly he would have explained to her before they saw The Graduate that it is the ultimate example, the cornerstone of that romantic beleif system. Up until that point, she might have been thinking that his endearing romanticism and her reasonable cynicism might still be compatible. But what if she came out The Graduate noticing how much the women are symbols in The Graduate? She might have come out not only gobsmacked that Tom thinks its romantic but further that Tom doesn’t recognise how objectifying the male attitude is, how much he likes the ‘perfection’ in the love story and doesn’t notice how the women aren’t fleshed out or individuals. Suddenly she’s not just thinking he’s a romantic guy who’s really into her, but he’s a guy who idealises perfect love until the object of love is two dimensional. Maybe their relationship is over when they leave The Graduate because she suddenly recognises that Tom’s interpretation of their relationship is the same as his interpretation of The Graduate, and that in the same way he only wanted the nice parts of the story, he wants to replicate his idea of perfect love with her in a way that is not endearingly different from her attitude but a polar opposite.
FUCKING THANK YOU GREATEST POST TO EVER BE POSTED ON IMDB, THE OP SHOULD FEEL VERY VERY GOOD ABOUT THEMSELVES AND THEIR FLAWLESS INTERPRETATION OF SUMMER FINN.
# THANK YOU # SOMEONE GETS IT # SOMEONE ON IMDB UNDERSTANDS THAT SUMMER FINN IS NOT A BITCH # THANK FUCKING JESUS # stanning for summer finn until the day i die # 500 days of summer
The (500) Days of Summer attitude of “He wants you so bad” seems attractive to some women and men, especially younger ones, but I would encourage anyone who has a crush on my character to watch it again and examine how selfish he is. He develops a mildly delusional obsession over a girl onto whom he projects all these fantasies. He thinks she’ll give his life meaning because he doesn’t care about much else going on in his life. A lot of boys and girls think their lives will have meaning if they find a partner who wants nothing else in life but them. That’s not healthy. That’s falling in love with the idea of a person, not the actual person.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt (x)
Ugh, I’m sorry to double post with two quotes, but he’s dropping another truth bomb here. I hate when people misinterpret 500DOS and think of Summer as some kind of bitch, or, alternately, as a Manic Pixie Dream Girl. That’s only how his character saw her. To me, this movie was basically about Nice Guy Syndrome: A guy who thinks he’s just so nice that he’s entitled to the woman he wants, and when she decides she doesn’t want him back, she becomes a bitch, or a whore.
Yes, this, exactly. She was straight with him from the beginning, and maybe she wasn’t perfect, but who is? That’s why the split-screen near the end is so effective, or should be.
I love how he shuts people down when they rag on Summer
he did it on twitter and I had to resist tweeting “LET ME LOVE YOU” at him
# YES # THIS IS WHAT I TRY TO TELL PEOPLE WHEN THEY TALK ABOUT THIS MOVIE # SUMMER WAS NOT THE VILLAIN AND THE MOVIE ITSELF WASN'T SAYING THAT SHE WAS # THIS IS WHY THE MOVIE SHOWS ALL OF TOM'S FRIENDS AND FAMILY REACTING WITH BEWILDERMENT AT TOM'S BEHAVIOR # AT ONE POINT IN TIME ONE OF HIS FRIENDS ACTUALLY ASKS HIM 'WHAT'S WRONG WITH YOU?' # IT MAY BE TOO SUBTLE WHICH IS WHY A LOT OF PEOPLE DIDN'T SEE IT # BUT THE FILM IS A CRITIQUE OF THE MANIC PIXIE DREAM GIRL TROPE AND AN EXPOSE ON NICE GUY CULTURE # AND YEAH IT'S A LITTLE TWEE BUT I THINK THAT WAS A) THE POINT AND B) DONE THIS WAY TO APPEAL TO A MORE BROAD AUDIENCE # BY NO MEANS IS IT A PERFECT MOVIE BUT IT IS STILL QUITE THOUGHT-PROVOKING # ALTHOUGH DAMN CAN WE GET A MOVIE ABOUT SUMMER FROM HER POV? # IT'D BE WAY MORE INTERESTING # 500 days of summer # critique # nice guy culture
# gpoy # oh summer # summer run gurl # you in danger # you're about to be turned into an emo man child's manic pixie dream girl # 500 days of summer # stanning for summer finn until the day i die # films
# i know gurl # i know # what is this douchebag's damage? # you were honest with him # you gave him opportunities to tell you that he wanted more # and he never did # and now he's yelling at you and trying to act like you're the bad guy? # you should have left his ass the moment you told him about your dream # and he made it ALL ABOUT HIMSELF # fuck tom # get out now summer # you don't need this shit # you know you don't exist to make this guy's life better # you know you're not some manic pixie dream girl # get out summer # better things are waiting for you # don't mind me # just # stanning summer finn until the day i die # 500 days of summer # summer finn is my power animal
# i fucking love this movie # i suspect that those who don't like really didn't pay much attention while they were watching it # 500 days of summer # films
# i feel you gurl # stanning for summer finn until the day i die # 500 days of summer # gpoy
# yeah tom # there are layers to this woman # but you never bothered to uncover them did you? # you never bothered to realize that summer is an actual PERSON with thoughts and feelings and past experiences that don't revolve around c... # i just # i have a lot of summer finn feels okay? # 500 days of summer # summer finn # tom hansen
You know, I dream sometimes about flying. It starts out like I’m running really, really fast. I’m, like, superhuman. And the terrain starts to get really rocky and steep and then I’m running so fast that my feet aren’t even touching the ground. And I’m floating, and it’s like this amazing, amazing realness. I’m free. I’m safe. Then I realize, i’m completely alone. and then i wake up.
# i love this scene so very much # the scene where summer finn became my gurl # and then he goes and fucking ruins it by being a selfish twat # i maintain this movie should have been about summer # 500 days of summer # summer finn
# okay so i really like her wardrobe in this movie # even though it's not my style at all # 500 days of summer # summer finn
Wallpaper/HD picture/whatever you wanna call it :D