July 12, 2019
Have you ever wanted to watch “(500) Days of Summer” in order? Now’s your chance.
Marc Webb’s quintessential, meta romantic comedy is about to turn ten years old this August. Where does the time go?!
For those unfamiliar, the film follows Tom (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), a failed architect who meets Summer (Zooey Deschanel) at his humdrum office job. Despite her assertion that she doesn’t believe in relationships, Tom falls hard for Summer from day one.
But instead of watching their love story bloom, grow, and then (spoiler alert) eventually wither and die, in that order, we get a non-linear account that takes us through the highs and lows of their romance. Which is great, but just like any non-chronologic storyline, it makes you wonder how the drama plays chronologically.
Luckily, you don’t have to wonder. British editor Michal Zak has put together a recut showing the movie’s 500 days in chronological order. (Zak’s version just happens to be 500 seconds long, too.)
Watch the video below.