I saw this a few days ago and I just forgot to write it up, and for that, I’m sorry, because it’s an interesting story. Don’t you just love when actors are really involved with the films they’ve done and the characters they’ve portrayed, even to the point where they still have feelings and theories about what was really going on within the story? I’m reminded of Sean Bean still having so many feelings about Game of Thrones even though he had been off the show for several years at that point. Well, Joseph Gordon Levitt still has feelings about one of his most famous movies, 500 Days of Summer.
Admittedly, I haven’t seen the movie in years, but from what I remember, it was a very enjoyable vintage-flavored “love story” between Tom (JGL) and Summer (Zooey Deschanel). I remember thinking that Summer came across as somewhat one-dimensional, almost like that perfect Manic Pixie Dream Girl built just for Tom’s fantasies. The movie is also somewhat famous for being twee, and yet not having a happy ending (Summer moves on and is quite happy with another man). Which brings me to this story. Someone tweeted, just in general and not @ JGL, this statement: “Still haven’t forgiven Zooey Deschanel for what she did to Joseph Gordon-Levitt in 500 Days of Summer.” JGL had something to say:
Watch it again. It’s mostly Tom’s fault. He’s projecting. He’s not listening. He’s selfish. Luckily he grows by the end. https://t.co/lEJ8uXlpJw
— Joseph Gordon-Levitt (@hitRECordJoe) August 6, 2018
Yet another reason to love JGL, huh? Way to kick people in the teeth, those starry-eyed romantics who believed that Tom was the perfect guy and Summer was just a one-dimensional trope. She came across as one-dimensional because that’s how Tom saw her, because he wasn’t interested in seeing the real girl. I love that JGL still has feelings about this!!
Stills from 500 Days of Summer, photo courtesy of WENN.