My Summer of Love - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

My Summer of Love Reviews

July 15, 2005
A perfectly diverting, perfectly forgettable summer fling.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
July 7, 2005
Turns out to be a triumph of unexpectedness in its slimmed-down story of two teenage girls, one middle-to-lower-class, and the other upper-class.
July 5, 2005
My Summer of Love is one of those promising little gems that comes along and gets lost in the hype generated by Hollywood's flood of blockbusters.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 5, 2005
Very good performances ...
July 1, 2005
Pawlikowski doesn't spend much time explaining his characters or telling us why they do what they do, and that's exactly why they remain so compelling.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
July 1, 2005
It is a truly refreshing grown-up big-screen film.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 24, 2005
A portrait of adolescence at its most innocent -- and most resilient.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
June 24, 2005
It's the revealing performance from Press that breathes life into the film.
Read More | Original Score: B
June 24, 2005
While the movie's young lovers happen to be female, this is not a story of forbidden fervor, but one that effectively captures the first flush of teenage infatuation and passion that will resonate with anyone, of any sex.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 23, 2005
It is at once a beautiful work of artifice and a convincing reflection of life's messy ambiguities. Aesthetically contained, morally uncertain.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
June 23, 2005
Exquisitely acted, directed and photographed.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
June 23, 2005
An exquisite exploration into the realms of seduction, obsession, deception and disillusionment.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 18, 2005
It's all very mesmerizing, for them and us.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 17, 2005
A remarkable if brief entrance into real psychologies.
June 17, 2005
Remember these names; remember this strange, lovely movie.
June 17, 2005
My Summer of Love had me at hello.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
June 17, 2005
My Summer of Love is willfully romantic -- and just as smart about the dangers in that.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 17, 2005
My Summer of Love remains stubbornly stalled between 'artistic' lesbian hubba-hubba and such tougher fare as Peter Jackson's superior Heavenly Creatures.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 17, 2005
No friendship is ever quite as consuming as one between two adolescent girls, and My Summer of Love very quickly moves on into dangerous Heavenly Creatures territory.
June 17, 2005
Pawel Pawlikowski is helped by his young leads, who make a memorable impact in this unsettling romance.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
June 17, 2005
Far from earthshaking, but it's fun while it lasts.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
June 17, 2005
In adapting a novel by Helen Cross, the Polish-born Pawlikowski has made a strangely absorbing movie about trust and betrayal that showcases the work of two fine young British actresses, Natalie Press and Emily Blunt.
Read More | Original Score: B
June 17, 2005
This isn't a coming-of-age movie so much as a movie about being of an age.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 16, 2005
Sometimes predictable and cliched, occasionally even dull, but worth watching because of the performances of newcomers Natalie Press and Emily Blunt.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 16, 2005
[Pawlikowski has] created a most provocative love story, about two people who will never forget each other, but not for anything like the reasons they initially imagine.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 16, 2005
For all its melodramatic excesses, My Summer remains highly watchable throughout.
June 16, 2005
Pawel Pawlikowski's lovely film tells a modest story. But it is a triumph of mood and implication.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 16, 2005
Not surprisingly for a project that relied so heavily on the actors' input, the characters are complex and intricately drawn.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 16, 2005
To call this movie a lesbian love story, or a coming-of-age movie, would be unforgivably reductive.
June 16, 2005
Its title may promise sweet, gauzy wistfulness. But there's a gritty astringency to director Pawel Pawlikowski's shape-shifting story of romance between two teenage girls in northern England.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 15, 2005
An austerely heightened tale of sensual anxiety.
Full Review | Original Score: A
June 14, 2005
Slowly evolves into an oddly affecting mood piece about lost girl-ness.
November 23, 2004
A love fantasy with sparkling performances by newcomers Nathalie Press and Emily Blunt.