My Summer of Love
My Summer of Love (2004)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: October 4, 2005
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90%
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69%



Critic Score: 90% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: My Summer of Love is a moody, bittersweet love story featuring outstanding performances from the leads.

Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

A perfectly diverting, perfectly forgettable summer fling.

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Robert Davis
Paste Magazine

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.

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John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

A movie you seem to watch through translucent eyelids...

Andrew Sarris
New York Observer

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.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...there's little doubt that the film is occasionally just a little too uneventful for its own good.

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Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)

Torrid eroticism tinged by a sense of menace . . . circles around its complex, conflicted characters before plunging into their dark feelings and hidden half-truths.

James Berardinelli
ReelViews

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.

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Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star

Pawlikowski does such a great job of establishing a sense of youthful carelessness that we're sucked into Mona's summer adventure.

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David N. Butterworth
rec.arts.movies.reviews

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 69% Flixster User Reviews
Film Crazy
Well, im not 100% sure as to why this is a really liked movie, i didn't think there was very much too it, a compulsive liar, another one who is a bit… More
Lorenzo von Matterhorn
<i>"Apparently I'm a bad influence on people."</i> In the Yorkshire countryside, working-class tomboy Mona (Press) meets the exotic,… More
Jim Hunter
Alienated by her brother's conversion to born-again Christianity, a young woman finds companionship and love with an equally abandoned upper class girl.… More
Sophie Burgess
I really loved the story of this, it was interesting and very well done. There were a lot of twists and turns which were very difficult to predict. The… More
Lewis C.
My Summer of Love is comparable to Peter Jackson's Heavenly Creatures in some ways. Both movies are about two unhappy, bored teenage girls (played here by… More
Nani Vang
It's a summer shared between two teenage girls from different sides of the track. Mona, the main character lives in a pub with her brother who has closed… More