Tom thought of love at first sight but Summer seems to have other ideas of her own regarding romantic relationships. They became more than just friends but the two did not get married as somehow their fates were different. “500 Days of Summer” is produced by Fox Searchlight Pictures in cooperation with Watermark and Dune Entertainment. Its production cost was budgeted at US$7.5 million but it grossed about US$32.0 million worldwide. It was released in August 2009 and nominated for Golden Globe awards for best film as a comedy or musical (IMDb 1). But it still won another award for the best original screenplay for its two screenwriters. The film shatters preconceived notions of what love is on how people think.
People have preconceived notions of what love means for them. There are people who believe love at first sight is the true or real love but there are others who think otherwise, like Summer Finn. Many preconceived notions are hard to dispose of because these values and attitudes toward love have been embedded into their consciousness since childhood or due to family upbringing, growing-up environment, and learned behaviors from watching others.
An example of preconceived notions is the current discussion on the so-called “chick flicks” or films featuring young middle-class women. “Chick” is the colloquial term to refer to a young woman (like a chick) who is carefree or with no worries whatsoever. Summer is the quintessential example of a “modern chick” who believes in love but not in any long-term relationships because she thinks relationships are messy and bound to hurt people. In the book authored by Professors Ferriss and Young, they contend the explosion of chick flicks today is a part of the growing chick cultural phenomenon that includes “chick literature and chick TV” series depicting young women who are mostly college-educated to be ...Show more