My Summer Of Love details
|Starring:||Nathalie Press, Paddy Considine, Emily Blunt|
|Directors:||Pawel Pawlikowski, Pawel Pawlikowsky|
|Genres:||Drama, Gay/Lesbian, Romance|
|Collections:||100 Feisty Females|
My Summer Of Love
|Run time:||1 hour 13 minutes|
|Rental release:||Limited availability|
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hypnotic vision of young love and escapismBy Mark from London , 28 Jan 2005
[Highly rated reviewer]Set in rural Yorkshire the story focuses on the impressionable Mona and her new found friendship with spoilt rich-kid Tamsin. As the summer progresses so does their relationship, Mona becoming drawn towards Tamsin?s bitter view of life and exacting schoolgirl revenge on the men in their lives. Their eventual progression to lovers is delicately handled and both newcomers Natalie Press & Emily Blunt are excellent in the lead roles. Paddy Considine also giving another edgy performance as Mona?s born-again Christian brother who has turned to God since his release from prison.
Beautifully shot and despite the resemblance to Heavenly Creatures the end result is an hypnotic vision of young love and escapism. Although nothing particularly new and not as powerful as Pawel Pawlikowski?s previous film, Last Resort, this is well worth a watch.
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Just full of great elementsBy a customer , 29 Mar 2013I saw this film when it first came out in the cinema, and loved it. Never heard of either of the lead actors, but the performances were utterly compelling. It was in some ways a classic kitchen sink drama, which obviously raised the issue of social class with the two protagonists coming from very different backgrounds, but it just seemed to be rich with themes: same-sex attraction, boundaries between sex and friendship, the border between fantasy and reality, religion etc. All crammed into a really short running time. The film drew a bit of attention for the lesbian scenes, but there is no graphic sex in the film, and the nudity is fleeting and not exploitative. It amazes me that Nathalie Press has not gone on to have more of a career, as she has not landed much in the way of worthwhile roles since this film. Emily Blunt has been more successful, but mainly in roles that rely on her looks rather than her acting talent. Only Paddy Considine has continued to do consistently good work, IMHO. With all this praise, why not a full 5 stars? Well I am aware that this film really polarizes people, and its slightly off-beat nature tends to make it a love-it or hate-it film: I have recommended it to loads of people, most of whom hate it! My real gripe is the running time though. It's a short film anyway lasting for 84 minutes in the cinema, but the DVD version is even shorter at 73 minutes! What is that about? I see also that the film is currently listed as unavailable, so I am hoping that a re-release in it's full (albeit still quite short) length is coming.
Don't let others put you off! It's very good.By The KnightWatcher (629 reviews) from Gloucestershire , 11 Mar 2013Love drama (Lesbian). Two 16 girls from different ends of the social spectrum enjoy a summer friendship in a Yorkshire village and growing intimacy. The love between them is sensitively handled and there is a detailed and credible observation of how they bridge the gulf of affluence and education. It is a touching story well acted .
Pure MagicBy Emjay69 (341 reviews) from Kidlington, Oxford , 23 Oct 2011Here's a film with a difference. Entertaining, gripping, humorous and with a good story line. Two girls who meet and befriend each other for a Summer.
Well done to all concerned. The acting and sets are brilliant.
A love affair like the summer-pleasurable but briefBy Drwatson (18 reviews) from Skegness , 27 Jun 2011Initially i got the impression this was going to be a somewhat cliched film but as time went by it got going and prooved to be very watchable.
The two girls in the leading roles don't appear to have much in common but as the film progresses it becomes apparent that both are neglected and needy individuals-so on the surface perhaps not appearing to have much in common but underneath they do. The film grows into a love story, not so much a lesbian one but emotional in some sense, yet one destined not to last. A bit like the summer...pleasurable but brief. Also touches on the subject of insincerity in it's various forms. I liked the film on the whole.
Beautiful, enchanting and tragicBy saint7777 (8 reviews) from Brighton , 10 Oct 2010Throughout the whole film I was taken to another place... its beautiful yet so incredibly sad and frustrating, It is defiantly worth a watch