Summer is the name of the young woman (Zooey Deschanel) with whom Tom (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) falls in love. The film depicts their 500-day romance.
In his New York Times review, A.O. Scott wrote that the movie "finds just the right scale and tone, neither trivializing nor melodramatically overstating the delicate feelings it explores." Daily News gave the film four stars which, in my opinion, is two stars too many. It is a boring picture.
The principals perform their roles nicely, but there really isn't much for them to do. Undoubtedly, the age gap has influenced my negative response. Perhaps juveniles will enjoy this movie.