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

Rated: R
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Release Date: June 17, 2004
DVD Release Date: October 4, 2005
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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.

Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

Very good performances ...

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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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.

Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star

Pawlikowski doesn't spend much time explaining his characters or telling us why they do what they do, and that's exactly why they remain so compelling.

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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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James Berardinelli

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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Jennie Punter
Globe and Mail

It is a truly refreshing grown-up big-screen film.

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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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