Zooey Deschanel, Gordon-Lovitt Defend “Summer” In Their 2009 Rom-Com

Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt in "(500) Days of Summer"

Zooey Deschanel and Gordon-Lovitt have reunited 10 years after the iconic 500 Days Of Summer charmed its way into our lives. Speaking with Entertainment Weekly, the pair sat down to discuss just why 500 Days Of Summer is not a love story.

Zooey Deschanel said: “This is a movie with zero dramatic irony. Zero. It is 100 percent from Tom’s point of view, which we’ve talked about before, but it’s one thing people very much misunderstand about the movie. They think Summer’s a villain.”

She’s right there. Many watchers end up despising Summer for breaking the heart of the extremely lovable Tom.

Lovitt agrees with Deschanel, defending the character of Summer by saying: “And a lot of it has to do with this voiceover, and I think that’s sort of part of the point, that the voiceover sounds authoritative, so you believe that it’s true. We all think that our perspective is authoritative, and Tom thinks that his perspective is authoritative. But life’s actually a lot more subjective than that.”

He later added: “I think a really actually fun thing to do is try to watch it and just put yourself in Summer’s shoes the whole time. This is sort of autobiographical of [co-writer Scott] Neustadter’s life. He explicitly has said this is something that pretty much happened to him — but it’s from his point of view.”

Here’s one of the most iconic scenes from the movie in case you aren’t already convinced that it’s time for a re-watch: