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YMMV: (500) Days of Summer
  • Award Snub: No Best Original Screenplay nomination?
  • Better on DVD: The brilliant use of Anachronic Order can be more easily appreciated if you can rewind and rewatch scenes and transitions.
  • Big Lipped Alligator Moment: The spontaneous dance sequence (the morning after Tom and Summer have sex for the first time), which is simultaneously a glorious movie musical dance scene and a hilarious parody of movie musical dance scenes.
  • Canon Sue: Summer, probably intentional.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Tom's little sister Rachel, possibly the only person in the movie to realize that the Manic Pixie Dream Girl trope is not reality.
  • Fridge Brilliance: Tom singing "Train in Vain" after breaking up with Summer. You can be forgiven for not knowing it's a Breakup Song.
  • Genius Bonus: See Viewers Are Geniuses on the main page.
  • He Panned It, Now He Sucks: Quite a few people didn't like The Agony Booth's recap.
  • Misaimed Fandom: Though he is a sympathetic character, Tom is being very childish in his expectations and is making some big mistakes, even if he's not doing it intentionally. Some people didn't pick up on this Aesop resulting in this trope.
    • Although to be fair, Summer does lead Tom on at several points. As stated on the main page: it seems like every time Summer insists that she's not interested in a serious relationship, she immediately follows it up by doing something to give Tom false hope such as holding hands, kissing, or even having sex with Tom and implying that she wants to stay with him.
  • The Scrappy: A lot of viewers really started to hate Summer after she broke Tom's heart.
  • Signature Scene: The Expectations vs. Reality scene. In a slight degree, the park scene in day 488.
  • Tear Jerker: The "Expectations vs Reality" Party scene is a real kicker though, esp. for anyone who has had a similar experience.
    • As is the last scene at Tom's spot in the park.
  • The Woobie: Tom's misunderstanding of Summer and their relationship is his fault; but it's never out of maliciousness, and he does genuinely care for her, and it's hard not to feel sorry for the guy.

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