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Zooey Deschanel's '500 Days' to set up another generation for a life of heartache?

March 4, 2009 |  6:44 pm

Dear young male music fans,

When you're listening to the Smiths in a public place, and standing helplessly next to Zooey Deschanel in an elevator, she will A) not care what you are listening to, and B) not try to strike up a conversation while you are wearing your headphones and looking the other way. Nor will Natalie Portman ask you to listen to the Shins while you're filling out medical forms. You are welcome. Enjoy the trailer.

-Todd Martens


People we trust have vouched for "500 Days of Summer" as a relatively honest romantic comedy -- one with a killer dance sequence, apparently. Additionally, The Playlist has done a fine job of running down the music in "500 Days," even having director Marc Webb discuss each song in the film. And the soundtrack, for the record, looks to be a strong one, with music from indie buzz act the Temper Trap, as well as the Smiths, and dialogue that references Belle & Sebastian. The film is due July 17.