Best friend McKenzie? Such a Ron.
Tom’s other friend in the movie, Paul, is more of a side-friend, a Seamus Finnigan, if you will. Paul’s “thing,” really the only distinguishing characteristic about him other than his hair, is that he’s been in a relationship since 1997. Seamus’s thing is that he’s Irish.
Every Harry needs a precocious, wise-beyond-her-years Hermione, and Tom’s is his kid sister Rachel.
At one point in his quest to get over Summer, Tom goes out with another girl, Alison. Alison is our Lavender Brown, who goes out with Ron and not Harry, it’s true, but is also a totally annoying stand-in for the girl Tom/Ron really wants. (Does this mean Tom really wants his little sister? Er…no. Just go with us here.)
And then there’s Voldemort. The evil, callous, all-powerful dark lord…obviously, Summer is Voldemort. And wasn’t this whole post just an excuse to rant about her? Yes, it probably was. You’ve probably already read about the tyranny of Zooey Deschanel’s indie dream girl, so we’ll try not to rehash (but to be fair, some of us do really like her). Also, “Young Summer” is Tom Riddle.