Tom and Sums r began to be more than friends even after, “life always getting in the way/’. Through the trial s and tribulations of Tom and Summer’s scaled relationship, Tom could always count on the a device of his two best friends, McKenzie and Paul. Toms sister, Rachel is the voice of the reason ; always bringing up reasons on why Tom and Summer should not be together. After all is said and done, Tom is the one who ultimately has to make the choice to listen or not. This film is not what it sounds like, it is indeed about love, but it is not a love story.
The Unified Synopsis of (500) Days of Summer is presented in a microbiological aroma, each scene being introduced by which of the 500 days it is. The plot a s given here has been rearranged in chronological order. It is important to note cinematographer hectically that the film opens with day 488, the scene where Tom and Summer are seated at a bench and the audience sees Summer’s ringed finger as the two hold hands. Tom Hanks is an aspiring architect who currently earns his living as a greeting card writer.
Upon encountering his boss’ beautiful new secretary, Summer Finn, To m discovers that the pair have plenty in common despite the fact that she has seemingly out of his league; for starters, they both love the Smiths, and they are both fans of surrealist artist Emigrate. Before long Tom is smitten. All he can think about is Summer. Tom believes deeply in the concept of osculates, and he is finally found his. Unfortunately for Tom, Summer sees try uh love as the stuff of fairy tales, and is not looking for romance.
Undaunted and undeterred by h is breezy lover’s casual stance on relationships, Tom summons all of his might and courage to pursue Summer and convince her that their love is real. The writers fifths film seemed to have put in multiple types of psychological incepts, making the movie what it is. There is various amounts of psychological theories sees such as, psychoanalytic theory psychodrama theory cognitive development theory , and behavior theory . There are also several concepts such as, life changes emotional detachment locus of control, Stern bergs Triangular Theory of Love role confusion The Big 5 Model and depression.
This film is a great representation of these 10 concepts listed. According to STRAIGHTFORWARDNESS’S, In the movie, it seems that Tom an d Summer are two completely different people, the way they think Of love, or life in general. Locus of control ‘ A person’s “locus” is conceptualized as either internal (the person believes they can control their life) or external (meaning they believe that their decisions and life are controlled by environmental factors which they cannot influence).
In the movie e we see Tom blame the world it seems when things are not going well, he says something a long the lines of, “Yeah, if I lived in a world where good things happened to me. ” When Tom ha s just meet Summer he tells her he has been working for the company for 4 years but do sees not enjoy it, Summer asks him why he does not do what he wants-?be an architect. Tom r expends with, “It did not work out. ” Comparing internal locus of control , It appears that Summer has 4 an internal locus, while Tom has an external.
I would argue this is an encomia debility throughout most of the movie, until at the very end when Tom seems to realize the he ca n make things happen (or so it seems) by quitting his job, reading up on architect books, and trying to get job interviews. Summer’s childhood was very interesting, in the beginning of the movie the n orator spoke about both of Summer and Toms lives. Summer was the first to be des cribbed, showing a little girl staring into the mirror brushing her hair.
Within the first couple mini test Of the movie, we find out that Summer’s early childhood was depressing and harsh. Her parents divorce when she was very young and the narrator in the movie informs us that, “she only Ovid her long dark hair and how easily she could cut it off and feel nothing. ” Although some of y o may overlook this small detail, I believe that the divorce of her parents affected her in such a way that she became incredibly cold, insecure and even unpredictable over the course of h r life.
Her being affected by her parents at such a young age is an psychoanalytic perspective, which is when your childhood can have a big effect onto your future life. It is due to her parents’ s operation that she questions the very existence of love and even comes to the conclusion (about a fifth into the movie) that love simply does not exist. Between Tom and Summer, there was trouble on Tom always giving Summer attention, while Summer on the other hand, accepts his attention but does not give him anything back.
This is a view off cognitive perspective based on Tom understanding Summer well on how to give attention. According to Huffman (201 2), Cognitive perspective is a perspective that revolves around the notion that if we want to know what makes people tick then we nee De to understand the internal processes of their mind. Summer seemed to be thinking that there e could not be a 5 commitment between her and Tom. Until later on, she meets the right person and wants to keep a commitment; then later on gets married with that person.
I think the reason S mummer never kept a solid commitment with Tom was because she did not feel what he felt or she j SST did not think the relationship between them was right, which caused her to feel the way SSH e did. This could also become a result in a behavior perspective based on her overt behavior. A perspective behavior that is primarily concerned with observable behavior, as opposed to internal events like thinking and emotion. Summer and Tom were always fighting and leaving unresolved past conflicts c causing perspectives such as psychoanalytic/psychodrama perspectives .
This perspective “results in dictating behavior that is determined by your past experiences that are left in he Unconscious Mind. ” (Psychology. About). For an example, after Summer had gotten married d with another man, she and Tom saw each other on a bench where they always used to go when they were still in love with each other. While they were talking, there hands were close to EAI chi others on the bench and Summer slides her hand over Toms. Psychoanalytic theory says that there is a deeper reason for actions like this, as in Summer still has feelings for Tom, but is still I n love with another person that she has a strong commitment for. Overall, perspectives like these hinder in our daily lives, just from the smallest things that happen from day to day. After Summer had broken up with Tom, Tom realized he had to make some fife changes can vary from multiple things, as in something dramatic happening, or some hinge that changes your life in a certain way.
Tom quit his job, and focused on become mining an architect. Toms were not the best at the start, but it was the right thing for him. Before Tom decided to make his , he had an absurd emotional attachment to Summer. Everything 6 he did, did not seem right for him based on the fact he was not with Summer. He seemed very depressed , and whenever he saw lovers showing their affection he got angry, and just the ought of Summer. Summer and Tom were different in one way, and that would be intent rewired with the Big .