My Summer Of Love

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Kindred spirits from different worlds become entangled together one volatile summer in this passionate, psychological thriller. Local girl Mona (Natalie Press) is naive, reckless and filled with yearning for something more in life. Tamsin (Emily Blunt) is spoiled and bored and trying to escape the confines of her prep-school existence when she draws Mona into her fantasy world. But what started as a magical friendship soon becomes laced with deception and danger.


Studio Universal
SKU 40722117
UPC 025192745027
UPC 14 00025192745027
Format DVD
Release Date 10/4/2005
Rating Rating
Teenage Girls
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note Acclaimed director Pawel Pawlikowski's MY SUMMER OF LOVE is a dreamy, poetic ode to adolescent infatuation and the dangerous feelings it ignites. Mona (Natalie Press) lives upstairs from a pub in a small Yorkshire town with her brother Phil (Paddy Considine), an ex-convict turned religious freak. When she befriends the beautiful Tamsin (Emily Blunt), her formerly bland days are suddenly filled with purpose. Though they are from different social classes, Mona and Tamsin still make an immediate connection. The teenagers wander around the lush countryside and lounge in Tamsin's enormous mansion. Soon, they find that they share a deep attraction with one another, sparking a romance that is as unexpected as it is electrifying. Of course, Phil disapproves of Mona's actions, yet that isn't the only force that is conspiring to keep them apart. Pawlikowski's (LAST RESORT) adaptation of Helen Cross's novel is a gem of a film, an intimate drama that captures the burst of first love with remarkable clarity. Featuring assured performances from newcomers Press and Blunt, and gorgeous photography by Ryszard Lenczewski, MY SUMMER OF LOVE confirms Pawlikowski's status as one of world cinema's most engaging auteurs.
Premiere "Beautifully acted...and filled with astonishingly enacted and acutely observed instances of the kind of magic that happens when two people get lost in each other..." 07/01/2005 p.46
Entertainment Weekly "An austerely heightened tale of sensual anxiety, MY SUMMER OF LOVE is shot in a gorgeous, saturated style..." 06/24/2005 p.144
New York Times "[Ms. Press] has some of the changeling quality that the young Sissy Spacek brought to BADLANDS and CARRIE." 06/17/2005 p.E15
Uncut "[A]ppropriately beguiling..." 07/01/2005 p.137
Los Angeles Times "[E]xceptional....A most provocative love story." 06/17/2005 p.E6
USA Today "[I]ntriguing..." 06/17/2005 p.9E
Pawel Pawlikowski
Paddy Considine
Natalie Press
Emily Blunt
Cast & Crew
Chris Auty, et. al. - Executive Producer
Chris Collins, et. al. - Producer
David Charap - Editor
Dean Andrews - Actor
Emily Blunt - Actor
Helen Cross - Based On Novel By
John Stevenson - Production Designer
Nathalie Press - Actor
Paddy Considine - Actor
Pawel Pawlikowski - Director
Pawel Pawlikowski, et. al. - Writer
Ryszard Lenczewski, et. al. - Cinematographer
Wil Gregory, et. al. - Original Music By
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2005
Catalog ID 27450
UPC 00025192745027
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 87 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English
Aspect Ratio
Anamorphic Widescreen  1.85:1
British Academy Awards (2005) Pawel Pawlikowski, et. al., Winner, Alexander Korda Award for Best British Film
ReviewSource James Berardinelli's ReelViews
Review My Summer of Love reserves the irony of its title for viewers who see the entire film. Yes, this is about the events of a summer, but it's up to the individual to decide whether what we're seeing on screen is love, a crush, co-dependency, or something altogether different. To a certain extent, this is a coming-of-age story. It's about a girl encountering a lot of things one would not normally expect her to experience in the kind of dead-end rut of existence she has fallen into. This summer unlocks impulses buried deep within her, some of which she acts upon and some of which she avoids - if only barely.
Reviewer James Berardinelli
ReviewRating 8
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review I'm not sure if the movie has a point. I'm not sure it needs one. I learn from Variety that the screenplay is inspired by a novel by Helen Cross that also involves a miner's strike and some murders. All of that is missing here, and what's left is a lazy summer of sweaty uncertain romance; this isn't a coming-of-age movie so much as a movie about being of an age. At the end, when Tamsin tries to explain herself to Mona, we understand how completely different these two teenage girls are; how one deals in irony and deception, and with the other what you see is what you get, whether you want it or not.
Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 7
DVD, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 1.85:1, Dolby Digital (5.1), DTS 5.1, English, Spanish, French Subtitled
Product Attributes
Actor Press,Nathalie
Label Mca Home Video
Video Format DVD
Quotes A love fantasy with sparkling performances by newcomers Nathalie Press and Emily Blunt.
Los Angeles Daily News You won't forget these girls any time soon.
Ruthe Stein, San Francisco Chronicle My Summer of Love had me at hello.
Vanity Fair Thrilling andideliciously charged.

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