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My Summer of Love

17summ Pawel Pawlikowski's BAFTA award-winning film juxtaposes the secret longings of two very different young women: Mona (Natalie Press), who's bored and tired of poverty, and Tamsin (Emily Blunt), who's long ceased to be impressed with her well-heeled lifestyle. When their worlds collide unexpectedly, Mona and Tamsin sense an immediate attraction. But can their unusual friendship survive their differences?
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Netflix Rating: 2.9
NYT Critics' Pick
The intense relationship between two young women in a bleak, picturesque Yorkshire village, one an edgy outsider (Natalie Press), the other wealthy and sophisticated (Emily Blunt). Lovely. Read the review
Rotten Tomatoes: Fresh 90%
Critics' score: 90   Audience score: 68   Rotten Tomatoes page
Top Rotten Tomatoes Critics

No friendship is ever quite as consuming as one between two adolescent girls, and My Summer of Love very quickly moves on into dangerous Heavenly Creatures territory. full review

Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger

My Summer of Love remains stubbornly stalled between 'artistic' lesbian hubba-hubba and such tougher fare as Peter Jackson's superior Heavenly Creatures. full review

Ty Burr, Boston Globe

My Summer of Love is willfully romantic -- and just as smart about the dangers in that. full review

Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post

A perfectly diverting, perfectly forgettable summer fling. full review

Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel

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. full review

Andrew Sarris, New York Observer

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. full review

James Berardinelli, ReelViews

Very good performances ... full review

Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper

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. full review

Geoff Pevere, Toronto Star

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

Jennie Punter, Globe and Mail

It's the revealing performance from Press that breathes life into the film.

Tom Long, Detroit News

My Summer of Love had me at hello. full review

Ruthe Stein, San Francisco Chronicle

It is at once a beautiful work of artifice and a convincing reflection of life's messy ambiguities. Aesthetically contained, morally uncertain. full review

Kerry Lengel, Arizona Republic

Exquisitely acted, directed and photographed. full review

Philip Wuntch, Dallas Morning News

An exquisite exploration into the realms of seduction, obsession, deception and disillusionment.

Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer

It's all very mesmerizing, for them and us. full review

Ellen Fox, Chicago Tribune

A remarkable if brief entrance into real psychologies. full review

Stephen Hunter, Washington Post

While the movie's young lovers happen to be female, this is not a story of forbidden fervor, but one that effectively captures the first flush of teenage infatuation and passion that will resonate with anyone, of any sex. full review

Terry Lawson, Detroit Free Press
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