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My Summer Of Love Review


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Though My Summer of Love may seem like the title of either a junior high school report or a Sixties memoir, it is, in fact, the latest from acclaimed director Pawel Pawlikowski (Last Resort). Regardless, it includes all the experimentation, cultish religious ecstasy, adolescent awkwardness, and malaise the first two assumptions would suggest. The difference is it's tied together with a visually engaging bow by a writer/director who only seems to be getting stronger.

Mona (Nathalie Press) is a disaffected teen living in the English countryside. Feeling alienated from her ex-con born-again brother Phil (Paddy Considine) who's turned their family bar into a makeshift church, she strikes up a friendship with Tamsin (Emily Blunt), a boarding school student at home for the summer. Tamsin, too, has some grief in her life. Her unfaithful father never gives her the time of day, and she has yet to get over the death of her sister. Tamsin and Mona's combined disillusionment and loneliness slowly turns to affection, and the two begin a passionate affair.

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