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My Summer of Love (2004)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  5 November 2004 (UK)
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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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5 November 2004 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Amor de Verão  »

Box Office

Budget:

£1,700,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$992,238 (USA) (5 August 2005)
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The film was shot in a span of 5 weeks after some intensive location-scouting by Pawlikowski. See more »

Quotes

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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The Dying Swan
Written by Camille Saint-Saëns
Arranged by Robert Sharples
Performed by Emily Blunt
Licensed courtesy of MCPS
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Two young girls from different backgrounds meet and fall in love - as adolescents do.
29 October 2004 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

This is a charming film. A pretty simple story of two slightly dysfunctional girls who meet by chance and become drawn to each other, who fall in love through the summer vacation, who have fun together and then, inevitably, part, is brought totally to life by the charismatic performances of the two young leads. The film looks gorgeous, shot in the beautiful Yorkshire moors, and the direction is sharp. This film is a near perfect rendition of an oft told tale of growing pains and confused adolescent feelings and is so delightfully rendered as to make any further comment superfluous. To see it is to love it! Go see.


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