Not a Love Story: Making (500) Days of Summer

Synopsis: A behind-the-scenes documentary exploring the making of Marc Webb's 500 Days of Summer (2009).
30 min

Centuries of reinforcement.

[ Scoffs ]

You know what? Screw her.

I don't care.

If s he wants to be that way, fine.

[ Elevator Bell Dings ]

[ Headphones:
Rock ]

[ Continues ]

[ Faint ]

Driving in your car

[ Elevator Whirring ]

Oh, pleas e don't drop me home

Smiths ?


I love the Smiths.


I s aid I love the Smiths.

[ Stammers ]

You have- You have

good taste in mus ic.

You like the Smiths?


[ Singing Along ]

To die byyour s ide is

s uch a heavenly way to die

I love 'em.

[ Elevator Bell Dings ]

Holy s hit.

There you go.

Have another piece.


Drinks ?

Arthur, did you get a piece?

Thanks .

Want one? Yeah.

Want one?


Summer, right?

Oh. Yeah.

Smiths fan.

Yeah. Tom.

Want s ome, uh, uh

It's not champagne.

I don't know what it is.


So, how's it goin'?

Pretty good.

You just moved here, right?




Oh, wow.

And, uh, what brought you?

Boredom mostly.

Wanted to try s omething

new and exciting.


Well, clearlyyou've

come to the right place.

[ Chuckles ]

[ Chuckles ]

So, have you

worked here long?

About three or fouryears.

Wow. You've...

always wanted to write

greeting cards ?

[ Chuckles ]

No, I don't even

want to do it now.

Well, you should

do s omething els e then.

Yeah. I studied to be

an architect, actually.

You did? That's cool.

What happened there?

It didn't work out.

[ Chuckles ]

I needed a job, and here we are.

You any good?

Well, um, I wrote this one.

''Today you're a man.

Mazel tov

on your bar mitzvah.''

It's a big seller.

I meant as an architect.


I doubt it.


you're a perfectly adequate

greeting card writer.

Thank you. That was actually

my nickname in college.

They called me

''Perfectly Adequate'' Hansen.

They us ed to call me Anal Girl.

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