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(500) Days of Summer: Summer’s apt

  1. Peck Avenue says:

    I just about died over Tom's chalk headboard. Just another thing pushing me towards a huge chalkboard wall in the new house.
    I was the same way – I built up the movie so much before seeing it that at first, I liked it but was a little disappointed. But then I watched it again (and again and again) and now I looooove it. Definitely give it another chance.

  2. Katie says:

    loved. loved loved loved. i think it is my new favorite movie. my favorite was tom's apartment though and now i really need a chalkboard wall… before i just wanted one. now i need one 🙂

  3. Rachel says:

    i actually saw this film as i was transitioning from my college apartment to my first real life apartment.

    i loved how young, exciting, and unexpected both characters' living spaces were. i obsessed over the chalk board wall for about a week after….

    what a great film! maybe i'll pick it up to watch again this weekend 🙂

  4. C.J. says:

    I'm going to get this movie and watch it, thanks for the tip off.

  5. The Brick Cottage says:

    I LOVED it! I agree about the sound track it just makes the movie for me. And what a great eye you have~I didn't even notice that Tom's headboard was drawn on with chalk. We received it last week via Netflix and haven't returned it yet so I think I might have to watch it one more time before sending it back!

  6. Dagny @ Beautiful Living says:

    I started watching it (prepared to LOVE it, like you were, but never finished it..). Maybe it's time to try again??

  7. Jen says:

    LOVE this movie too! I thought the story, the clothes, the music & the decor were all lovely.

    I'm trying to devise a plan {as i type} to steal the film from my best friend's house this weekend 🙂

  8. Summer is a Verb says:

    I did love her apartment! The movie, ahhh not so much…XXOO

  9. Sarah - La Jeune Marie says:

    Have not seen this yet but not I am itching to do so!! Looks SO cute.

  10. Darling says:

    I actually really loved the film (saw it in theater) and have been wanting to watch at home to take in all the details: clothes, apartment scenes. Thanks for your post!

  11. Stephanie says:

    I loved this movie!!! I loved the clothes, the apartments, the colors, the soundtrack pretty much everything about it! I bought the soundtrack on iTunes the day after I watched it. If I could find somewhere to buy it I would in a heart beat!

  12. my favorite and my best says:

    like you i thought the movie was just enjoyable. overall i just thought it was a clever attempt to make a pretty boring, seen it a million times story better. though it doesn't sound like it, that was a compliment.
    but i WAS in love with summer's apartment. those blue fairy lights sent me over the edge.

  13. Jackie says:

    Loved the interiors in this movie too! Especially her little tree full of origami cranes. The movie wasn't what I had expected, but I still enjoyed it.

  14. Jaime says:

    I loved her wallpaper… so cute. Great movie! Hope it wins at the Globes this weekend.

  15. Scientific Housewife says:

    I noticed the toile and the chalk headboard when I first saw it and thought that was great! I love this movie 🙂

  16. Felicity says:

    I thought the movie was good. Not amazing but it was worth seeing once. It seemed better in the previews than it actually was, I was a little let down. I don't know if I feel the need to watch it again though.

    I watched Away We Go recently and loved.loved.loved it. It's a bit more adult but it blew me away. I laughed so often and it felt so real. I definitely see it again. People seem to have strong reactions to it though; either they loved it or hated it.

  17. LenkaLovee says:

    i have been dying to this movie!! better go and buy it soon! i've heard mixed reviews about it though, so idk. 🙂 the scenes you showed look good though.. i love the blue lighs and the chalkboard headboard as well! 🙂

  18. blabbing maggie says:

    i just saw this movie, and now i must buy it. loved it THAT much. the soundtrack? GAWD. it is that good.

    and i loved summer's apt. i have a thing for toile. i have toile dishes. they were my parent's first fight after getting married 🙂 so they got packed up and bequeathed to ME!

  19. Christen says:

    I can't wait to see it – it's on my Netflix queue. I love the toile walls and Zooey Deschanel is my favorite!

  20. Monica the Bride says:

    I just saw this movie tonight, and I noticed their apartments and clothing a lot- just like you!

    However, this movie, for some crazy reason, made me sob uncontrollably at the end. I just felt awful.

    I am too hormonal.

  21. Lavender and Lilies says:

    I absolutely loved it! I had no expectations and I was very pleasantly surprised at how much I loved it.

  22. Tara says:

    My husband and I saw it and we BOTH loved it. We love that is a "romcom"-esque movie from the man's perspective. It's really a Guy's Romance.

    They decorating and clothes are all very hip and give this young, energetic vibe to the entire film. It's on my "want" list!!

  23. Erin says:

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE the chalkboard wall in Tom's apartment!!! When I first saw the movie over the summer, it was one of the main things I remembered from the film {in addition the the A-mazing soundtrack}…really enjoyed how he drew his headboard on it…I've since really considered doing this in my son's room, when he's ready to move out of the nursery in a few months.

    I really liked Summer's apartment too…especially all the art…it was the perfect backdrop for her character, but I was sooo drawn to Tom's place. Must be my love for more masculine, architectural details.

    Anyway, great post! I always really love seeing how the character's stories/personalities in movies are supported with the set design…what an art!

  24. Sylvie says:

    I love most anything from Nick Hornby. I need to take advantage of the rainy days predicted for this coming week to catch up on films, like this one.

  25. Emily says:

    I Loved her apartment as well, it made me want to throw wallpaper up instantly. If you have ever seen her cotton tv commercial, it will make you want to throw out all your clothes and buy hers!

  26. Elizabeth says:

    You beat me to it! I ondemanded it while I was home sick this week and couldn't wait to find some pictures and write about it…I absolutely LOOOOVED his apartment in the movie, and have always had a huge girl crush on Zooey Deschanel. Hope you're good…xoxo

  27. Sogni e Sorrisi says:

    Great movie. I thought Zooey Deschanel looked gorgeous in it.

  28. Risley says:

    I loved that movie! and yes.. the music was GREAT!!

  29. hanum says:

    I like this movie a lot, it reminds me of someone. Good.. Good..

  30. Ruth says:

    Hey this has to be one of my fave movies still! i cant go a week without watching it!
    Tom's apartment is my favourite espec the blackboard but have you see the poster on his wall "bon chat bon at"? i have been looking to get this but cant find it anywhere! anybody know where i can get it?

  31. Ian says:

    The astonishing touch of this movie is Joshua Gordon-Levitt’s enigmatic fetish for buildings. The blackboard scene with him drawing his dream buildings exceeded my expectations, making this film silently as blatant as an art film. Depicting the beauty of NYC, short term apartments where they live, and the view which are translated as their favorite spot are wrapped as topnotch. In addition, Deschanel’s sly acting transforms Summer’s role into a realistic one, unfathomable as it may seem, that there’s a girl as beautiful as she, living in a New York apartment ―rental, short term ―having multitudes of awful boyfriends has fallen in love with a writer, actually, a greeting card writer.
    Anyway, can I raise my hand here? I also love toile. 

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