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.

Director:

Pawel Pawlikowski

Writers:

Helen Cross (novel), Pawel Pawlikowski | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Natalie Press ... Mona
Emily Blunt ... Tamsin
Paddy Considine ... Phil
Dean Andrews ... Ricky
Michelle Byrne Michelle Byrne ... Ricky's Wife
Paul Antony-Barber ... Tamsin's Father
Lynette Edwards Lynette Edwards ... Tamsin's Mother
Kathryn Sumner Kathryn Sumner ... Sadie
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

The most dangerous thing to want is more.

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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 »

Quotes

Mona: I don't feel I'm in my own town.
Tamsin: What d'you mean?
Mona: It don't feel the same. I quite like it from here... with you.
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Mauereische Trauermusik in C Minor
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Licensed by Boosey & Hawkes Ltd on behalf of Sanctuary Classics
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Intriguing surprise
23 June 2005 | by antoniotiernoSee all my reviews

First of all, the young leads Nathalie Press and Emily Blunt acted superbly; these newcomers are really stunning for the way they movingly played this character drama, showing every sort of emotion a human being may feel. "My summer of love" is not only a lesbian love affair between two needy and sexy teens, set in a beautiful countryside, but it's also a thoughtful portrayal of friendship, deception and obsession. In spite of a story starting as an erotic drama it finally turns into a suspenseful and powerful situation. Last but not least Paddy Considine is also up to the film brightness, rendering a man whose redemption seems to slowly fade.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 July 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

My Summer of Love See more »

Filming Locations:

West Yorkshire, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

GBP1,700,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$90,022, 19 June 2005

Gross USA:

$1,000,915

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,766,976
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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