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My Summer of Love (2004)

R | | Drama, Romance | 1 July 2005 (USA)
In the Yorkshire countryside, working-class tomboy Mona meets the exotic, pampered Tamsin. Over the summer season, the two young women discover they have much to teach one another, and much to explore together.

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A tale of obsession and deception, and the struggle for love and faith in a world where both seem impossible. The film charts the emotional and physical hothouse effects that bloom one summer for two young women: Mona, behind a spiky exterior, hides an untapped intelligence and a yearning for something beyond the emptiness of her daily life; Tamsin is well-educated, spoiled and cynical. Complete opposites, each is wary of the other's differences when they first meet, but this coolness soon melts into mutual fascination, amusement and attraction. Adding volatility is Mona's older brother Phil, who has renounced his criminal past for religious fervor - which he tries to impose upon his sister. Mona, however, is experiencing her own rapture. "We must never be parted," Tamsin intones to Mona but can Mona completely trust her? Written by Focus Features

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The most dangerous thing to want is more.

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Drama | Romance

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Rated R for sexuality, language and some drug use | See all certifications »

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1 July 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mi verano de amor  »

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Budget:

£1,700,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$90,022 (USA) (17 June 2005)

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$992,238 (USA) (5 August 2005)
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Pawlikowski felt Emily Blunt was the perfect choice for Tamsin and that the chemistry between Press and Blunt was perfect right from the start. See more »

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Tamsin: If you leave me, I'll kill you.
Mona: If you leave me, I'll kill you... and then I'll kill myself.
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Featured in 2006 Glitter Awards (2006) See more »

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Hare Krishna Hare Ram
Written and Performed by Anand Bakshi and R D Burman
Published by Extreme Music
Licensed courtesy of MCPS
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You do not have to be Lesbian to enjoy this Film!
21 May 2005 | by (Israel) – See all my reviews

I enjoyed this film as it asks questions about life, Society and Religion in an unconventional Way. Mona and Tam fall in love one summer.

Press plays Mona, bored to tears with life in provincial Yorkshire, and especially bored with her brother Phil (Paddy Considine) who is a reformed violent criminal and born-again Christian now righteously pouring away the stocks of booze in the pub owned by their late parents, and re-purposing this place of sin as a prayer center. Then she meets Tamsin (Emily Blunt), a kindred spirit despite being outrageously posh, who's rusticated from her private girls' school, and whose neglectful parents let her have the run of their magnificent Tudor family home. Mona explains that her name is actually Lisa, but her habit of complaining got her the nickname "Moaner" Lisa, from her brother, back in the days when he had a sense of humor. Tamsin's enigmatic response is simply to drawl: "I've studied the original." But as I said you do not have to be Lesbian to enjoy this wonderful film. Many people go through life asking themselves who they are? Where do they live and what do they believe in.


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