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  • Summary: This film vibrantly charts the emotional and physical hothouse effects that bloon one summer for two young women. (Focus Features)
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 31
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 31
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  1. Pawlikowski has made a romance that becomes a horror movie in which love, more than anything around it, is a delusionary fever to fear.
  2. Reviewed by: Staff (Not credited)
    100
    This is as wonderfully realized an observation of female affinity as 1999’s great "The Dreamlife of Angels."
  3. 90
    Its stars, Emily Blunt and Natalie Press, are film newcomers who give startling performances. The photography is often breathtakingly original.
  4. 83
    My Summer of Love, with its lush, sunlit landscapes, may occupy the opposite end of the visual spectrum, but it reinforces the sense that this director knows his way around the range of human emotion as well.
  5. Remains highly watchable throughout, for its atmosphere and the actors.
  6. 75
    This isn't a coming-of-age movie so much as a movie about being of an age.
  7. 63
    Pawlikowski's heart may be with Mona, but his art is closer to Tamsin. He luxuriates in his sensibility without delivering a movie that pays off in originality or insight.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 25
  2. Negative: 6 out of 25
  1. shannon
    Nov 30, 2005
    10
    If you think that this movie equates homosexuality with insanity, you've missed the whole point. And I think the anti-Christian theme If you think that this movie equates homosexuality with insanity, you've missed the whole point. And I think the anti-Christian theme was fresh and daring. Plus, the movie is quietly hilarious. Best movie I've seen in a long tiome. Expand
  2. PaulS.
    Sep 23, 2006
    10
    The best film I've seen this year. It is stunningly beautiful. England's countryside draws you in. You won't be able to take The best film I've seen this year. It is stunningly beautiful. England's countryside draws you in. You won't be able to take your eyes off the principal actresses; they're brilliant. This is an art film that delivers...I hope Hollywood is paying attention. Expand
  3. snewgoblin
    Jul 31, 2007
    10
    Perfect acting, good story and anti-Christian theme make My Summer Of Love one of the best movies I've ever seen. The only weakness is Perfect acting, good story and anti-Christian theme make My Summer Of Love one of the best movies I've ever seen. The only weakness is that the last 20 minutes are too predictable. But it's still a fantastic movie. Expand
  4. sebastianl.
    Oct 9, 2005
    4
    Typically class obsessed UK story of 2 girls from different sides of the tracks. And yes they do end up having girl on girl sex, but you Typically class obsessed UK story of 2 girls from different sides of the tracks. And yes they do end up having girl on girl sex, but you would have to be wound up pretty tight to call it pornographic. Nothing new here and not a special movie but not as bad as some of these last reviews suggest. Expand
  5. MarcK.
    Nov 21, 2005
    2
    I'll also agree with "Mark's" comments below. Forget the fact that the critics raved about this movie. It's not even I'll also agree with "Mark's" comments below. Forget the fact that the critics raved about this movie. It's not even average...it's awful. Expand
  6. LeatherT.
    Aug 30, 2005
    2
    I walked out of the movie wishing to strangle the people who made this film in much the same way strangulation was portrayed on screen. What I walked out of the movie wishing to strangle the people who made this film in much the same way strangulation was portrayed on screen. What a cop-out. Another film equating homosexuality with insanity. Extremely offensive! Expand
  7. Mark
    Sep 14, 2005
    0
    Apparently, there is a 3-step formula for making a profound film- shaky camera + a homosexual relationship + pseudo-intellectual ridicule ofApparently, there is a 3-step formula for making a profound film- shaky camera + a homosexual relationship + pseudo-intellectual ridicule of the Christian faith= this movie is a predictable, tedious waste of time. Expand

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