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My Summer of Love (2004)

R | | Drama, Romance | 1 July 2005 (USA)
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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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Complete credited cast:
Michelle Byrne ...
Ricky's Wife
Tamsin's Father
Lynette Edwards ...
Tamsin's Mother
Kathryn Sumner ...


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


The most dangerous thing to want is more.


Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

1 July 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mi verano de amor  »

Box Office


£1,700,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$992,238 (USA) (5 August 2005)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


In the book, Mona and Tamsin are both 15. See more »


Tamsin: What do you think of this place?
Mona: It's funny.
Tamsin: It's like lego, it's all sort of pretend.
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Referenced in Uphill for Jesus (2008) See more »


Words and music by Pablo Beltrán Ruiz
English lyrics by Norman Gimbel
Performed by Dean Andrews
Copyright 1953 E.M.M.I Mexico
Copyright 1954 Peer International Corp. Ltd., UK
Used by permission
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Very sincere movie, with high artistic achievements
12 March 2005 | by (Bulgaria) – See all my reviews

My Summer of Love is a brave, sincere film, which gives us, cinema-lovers, the hope that cinema is not dead and is not only a money-making entertainment machine whatever the cost. It looks hard into life of today, but this look is not to frighten, to scare, to scandalize - I'd call it poetic realism, in the best traditions of cinema, when its great masters were not afraid to experiment, but only strive for true presentation of their idea and of their characters. It is also a film about love, because it is done with so much love for people who follow their heart, and who value their openness and freedom of expressing themselves. Highly artistic work of it's author Pavel Pavlikovski, and also of actress Natalie Press, whom I was happy to see at the Sofia Film Fest, at the Bulgarian premiere of the film on 11 March 05.

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