My Summer of Love
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Two 16-year olds spending one long, hot English summer together in Yorkshire. Mona is a tough Northern lass whose spiky exterior hides an untapped intelligence and a yearning for something beyond the emptiness of her daily life. Tamsin is well educated, cynical and spoiled, and, unlike Mona, incapable of love. At first Mona and Tamsin's distinctly opposite cultures, backgrounds and characters cause them not to understand or trust each other, but gradually these differences lead to mutual fascination and attraction. Added into the volatile mix is Phil who, despite his troubled past, has now… 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
"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
"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
"...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,
"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
"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
"Coupled with...picturesque cinematography, Press and Blunt's natural performances communicate a palpable sense of the summer's heat and the hazy days of adolescence and ardor."
‑ Mark Pfeiffer, Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
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