‘500 Days of Summer’ (Tom): “It’s not that simple”

Monologue from 500 Days of Summer

'500 Days of Summer' by Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber

From: Movie
Type: Comedic

Character: Tom Hansen, an architect who works as a writer at a greeting card company
Gender: Male
Age Range: 20's

Summary: Tom talks to his friends about why he wants to take things slow with Summer

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TOM: I don’t know. It’s not that simple. Like, are we “going steady?” Come on, guys. We’re adults. We know how we feel. We don’t need to label it. “Boyfriend, girlfriend.” That stuff is very… juvenile.

 Ok. Number one. Your last girlfriend was Amy Sussman in the 7th grade and you “dated” for an hour. And you… you’ve been with Robyn and no one else since you were ten. I hardly think you two are the authorities on modern relationships.

 “Why rock the boat?” is what I’m thinking. Things are going well. If we start putting labels on it, that’s like the kiss of death. Like saying to a girl “I love you.”


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