My Summer of Love
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Two young women find love under difficult circumstances in this distinctive drama. Mona (Natalie Press) is a 16-year-old girl living in a small English town. There has never been much to do the neighborhood, and there's even less going on now that her older brother, Phil (Paddy Considine), who runs the local pub, has become a fanatical born-again Christian and is turning the tavern into a hall for prayer meetings. Tamsin (Emily Blunt) is another teenage girl who lives nearby; her mother is a successful actress who is usually away on projects, and her businessman father is too busy with his… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 90%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A perfectly diverting, perfectly forgettable summer fling."
‑ Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
"Very good performances ..."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"Pawlikowski does such a great job of establishing a sense of youthful carelessness that we're sucked into Mona's summer adventure."
‑ Robert W. Butler, Kansas City Star
"Pawel Pawlikowski's open and poetic new film proves without a shadow of a doubt that his stunning Last Resort from 2000 was no fluke."
‑ David N. Butterworth,
"Slight and predictable at its core."
‑ Steve Schneider, Orlando Weekly
"Turns out to be a triumph of unexpectedness in its slimmed-down story of two teenage girls, one middle-to-lower-class, and the other upper-class."
‑ Andrew Sarris, New York Observer
"The film reaches a point of high drama, for sure, but when Edith Piaf's voice rises over the final minutes, the gothic climax curls into a wicked grin."
‑ Robert Davis, Paste Magazine
"A movie you seem to watch through translucent eyelids..."
‑ John Beifuss, Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
"Engaging arthouse coming-of-age drama."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"any time the film deals with religion, it slips from introspection into near caricature"
‑ James Kendrick, Q Network Film Desk
"My Summer of Love is one of those promising little gems that comes along and gets lost in the hype generated by Hollywood's flood of blockbusters."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"...there's little doubt that the film is occasionally just a little too uneventful for its own good."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Torrid eroticism tinged by a sense of menace . . . circles around its complex, conflicted characters before plunging into their dark feelings and hidden half-truths."
‑ Brian Gibson, Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
"One of those depressing, angst-and- lust-driven films the British do so well, or poorly, depending on your tolerance for this sort of thing."
‑ James Verniere, Boston Herald
"Despite the predictable collision course between Tasmin and Phil, this is a remarkable film."
‑ Carlo Cavagna,
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