My Summer of Love
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Coming of age story; older teens and adults only.
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Fresh: 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, Thursday, July 7, 2005
Fresh: ...there's little doubt that the film is occasionally just a little too uneventful for its own good.
- David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews, Saturday, October 18, 2008
Emily Blunt is certainly an impressive little actress, and this sumptuous film provides a nice backdrop to showcase her talent. I adore the theme's ambiguity and the constant haze of alcohol, smoke, and drugs. Simplicity like this makes me happy.
- jennifxu, Monday, July 6, 2009
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 characters were well developed and interesting to watch. It was obvious that Tamsin was a bit untrustworthy and she was very good with getting people on her side and getting people to like her. Even at the end, I didn't want to believe that she did anything wrong. That was down to Blunts great performance and the script. I did feel very sorry for Mona very much, but at the end I was glad to see her walk away and become independant as she had been played very badly. I did think she'd kill Tamsin but thankfully she thought better of it. Amazing setting!
- StarCrossedVoyager, Sunday, February 7, 2010
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 Emily Blunt and Natalie Press) from wildly different backgrounds who meet and quickly form an intense bond because of their sense of humor and intelligence, and their lack of similarity to those around them. And also like Heavenly Creatures, the threat of the two girls being separated spurs some rather dark consequences for several people. I liked My Summer of Love, but it was a fair distance from perfect. The camera work was needlessly busy and distracting, and it took me the majority of the movie to get used to it. And it's a little slow at times. It also seemed like the story was a little muddled. Ambiguous or open-ended stories are fine, but Summer of Love veered towards frustration once or twice. The best parts of the movie were Emily Blunt, Natalie Press, and Paddy Considine. They're really the only main characters, and each of them does an excellent job portraying flawed people.
- lewiskendell, Friday, March 18, 2011