(500) Days of Summer

(500) Days of Summer

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  • Type: Movie
  • Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance
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Description

On January 8, Tom Hansen meets Summer Finn, the new assistant to his boss. Tom trained as an architect but works as a writer at a greeting card company, living in Los Angeles. Following a karaoke night, Tom's co-worker, McKenzie, lets slip that Tom is attracted to Summer. Over the next few months Summer and Tom grow closer, despite Summer making it clear to Tom that she does not believe in true love, and does not want a boyfriend.

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Pop Culture Connections - Outgoing

It is a remake of these movies...

Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope
part of Star Wars

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  • Type: Movie
This Movie is remade into (500) Days of Summer
A clip of Han Solo is shown winking on a TV screen in a store window on the monring after Tom and Summer hook up.

It refers to these movies...

Sid and Nancy

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  • Type: Movie
This Movie is referred to by (500) Days of Summer
Summer compares her relationship between her and Tom with Sid and Nancy. In her scenario, she is Sid and he is Nancy.
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The Graduate

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  • Type: Movie
This Movie is referred to by (500) Days of Summer
Tom and Summer watch this movie (featuring Dustin Hoffman) at a matinee. Tom seems to enjoy it, but Summer is seen crying.
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It plays these songs...

At Last
performed by Kevin Michael

This Song is played in (500) Days of Summer
The wedding singer sings this song, and it continues through the tossing of the bouquet and while Tom and Summer dance.

Mushaboom
performed by Feist

This Song is played in (500) Days of Summer
This song is played at the co-worker's wedding after Tom and Summer take the train together.

Sweet Disposition
performed by The Temper Trap

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  • Type: Song
This Song is played in (500) Days of Summer
This song plays as Tom and Summer (day 95) walk to Tom's favorite spot in the city. It is later played again while they are getting coffee on the train after not seeing each other for a long time.

The Infinite Pet
performed by Spoon

This Song is played in (500) Days of Summer
This song is played during the series of mornings (Days 440-441 1/2) following Summer's party after Tom learns that she is engaged.

Vagabond
performed by Wolfmother

This Song is played in (500) Days of Summer
This song plays when Tom is starting to snap out of his funk and get back into architecture while getting over Summer.

It refers to these songs...

Octopus's Garden
performed by The Beatles

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  • Type: Song
This Song is referred to by (500) Days of Summer
While in the video store, Summer says that the song "Octopus's Garden" is the best Beatles song ever recorded.

It shows these books...

The Architecture of Happiness
written by

This Book is shown on (500) Days of Summer
Tom reads this book while on the train, day 402.

It refers to these books...

The Picture of Dorian Gray
written by

This Book is referred to by (500) Days of Summer
When Summer is telling Tom the story of how she met her husband, she said she was sitting in a deli reading Dorian Gray.

It refers to these television series...

American Idol

This Television Series is referred to by (500) Days of Summer
While Tom and Summer are in the IKEA store, sitting in a living room display, Summer sits on the couch and says "Ooh! Idol's on!".
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Small Wonder

This Television Series is referred to by (500) Days of Summer
This TV show is mentioned by Tom during his date with Alison.
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It shows these albums...

Stop and Smell the Roses
performed by Ringo Starr

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  • Type: Album
This Album is shown on (500) Days of Summer
Right before they break up, Tom picks up this album in the record store to show Summer because she likes Ringo Starr.

It is based on these albums...

Louder Than Bombs
performed by The Smiths

This Album is the basis of (500) Days of Summer
This is The Smiths album cover that is shown on Tom's computer screen when he plays "Please, Please Please, Let Me Get What I Want", though interestingly this song is not featured on that album. It was also shown in the images of Tom's childhood room.

It refers to these albums...

The Boy with the Arab Strap
performed by Belle and Sebastian

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  • Type: Album
This Album is referred to by (500) Days of Summer
This album is mentioned by name while the title track is played in discussing a lyric quoted in a yearbook by Summer which unexpectedly caused the album's sales to soar.

Pop Culture Connections - Incoming

It is referred to by these television commercials...

Google Play Commercial - Play Your Heart Out

This Television Commercial refers to (500) Days of Summer

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