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My Summer of Love/Swimming Pool Value 2pk

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Contains the two psychological thrillers in MY SUMMER OF LOVE and SWIMMING POOL.

MY SUMMER OF LOVE: 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.

SWIMMING POOL: Dive into a mind-bending thriller that's soaked with raw sensuality! A murder-mystery author's search for inspiration takes a wicked turn when she meets a sexy and provocative young woman with an explosive past, in the movie Interview calls "A thrilling film! Charlotte Rampling and Ludivine Sagnier sizzle!"


Studio Universal Home Video
SKU 202065561
UPC 025192935824
UPC 14 00025192935824
Format DVD
Release Date 1/17/2006
Aspect Ratio
Anamorphic Widescreen  1.85:1
Cast & Crew
Charles Dance - [Pool] Actor
Charlotte Rampling - [Pool] Actor
Dean Andrews - [Summer] Actor
Emily Blunt - [Summer] Actor
Francois Ozon - [Pool] Director
Jean-Marie Lamour - [Pool] Actor
Ludivine Sagnier - [Pool] Actor
Nathalie Press - [Summer] Actor
Paddy Considine - [Summer] Actor
Pawel Pawlikowski - [Summer] Director
British Academy Awards (2005) Pawel Pawilkowski, et. al., Winner, [Summer] Alexander Korda Award for Best British Film
Cannes Film Festival (2003) Francois Ozon, Nominee, [Pool] Golden Palm
ReviewSource San Francisco Chronicle
Review [Pool] Ozon throws in a red herring here and there to remind us that this isn't just a character study. Then comes that whopper of a twist, which makes sense in a half-Lynchian, half-Murder, She Wrote kind of way, calling into question all that came before it. Whether through manipulation or skilled filmmaking, Swimming Pool mesmerizes long after the movie is over. That can't be said for most summer movies about fun in the sun.
Reviewer Carla Meyer
ReviewRating 7
ReviewSource James Berardinelli's ReelViews
Review [Summer] 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 [Summer] 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, Unrated
Quotes [Summer] A love fantasy with sparkling performances by newcomers Nathalie Press and Emily Blunt.
Los Angeles Daily News [Summer] You won't forget these girls any time soon.
Neil Smith, BBCi Films [Pool] Still waters run deep in this compelling psychological melodrama...
Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times [Pool] ...sensuous and deceptive...
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