My Summer of Love - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

My Summer of Love Reviews

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
July 15, 2005
A perfectly diverting, perfectly forgettable summer fling.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
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.
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
July 5, 2005
Very good performances ...
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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
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
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Jennie Punter
Globe and Mail
July 1, 2005
It is a truly refreshing grown-up big-screen film.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
June 24, 2005
A portrait of adolescence at its most innocent -- and most resilient.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Tom Long
Detroit News
June 24, 2005
It's the revealing performance from Press that breathes life into the film.
| Original Score: B
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
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
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Kerry Lengel
Arizona Republic
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.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Philip Wuntch
Dallas Morning News
June 23, 2005
Exquisitely acted, directed and photographed.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
June 23, 2005
An exquisite exploration into the realms of seduction, obsession, deception and disillusionment.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
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Ellen Fox
Chicago Tribune
June 18, 2005
It's all very mesmerizing, for them and us.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
June 17, 2005
A remarkable if brief entrance into real psychologies.
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
June 17, 2005
Remember these names; remember this strange, lovely movie.
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Ruthe Stein
San Francisco Chronicle
June 17, 2005
My Summer of Love had me at hello.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
June 17, 2005
My Summer of Love is willfully romantic -- and just as smart about the dangers in that.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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.
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
June 17, 2005
Pawel Pawlikowski is helped by his young leads, who make a memorable impact in this unsettling romance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
June 17, 2005
Far from earthshaking, but it's fun while it lasts.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
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.
| Original Score: B
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
June 16, 2005
Sometimes predictable and cliched, occasionally even dull, but worth watching because of the performances of newcomers Natalie Press and Emily Blunt.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
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
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
June 16, 2005
For all its melodramatic excesses, My Summer remains highly watchable throughout.
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
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
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Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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
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Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly
June 16, 2005
To call this movie a lesbian love story, or a coming-of-age movie, would be unforgivably reductive.
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Gene Seymour
Newsday
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.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
June 15, 2005
An austerely heightened tale of sensual anxiety.
Full Review | Original Score: A
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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
June 14, 2005
Slowly evolves into an oddly affecting mood piece about lost girl-ness.
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Ray Bennett
Hollywood Reporter
November 23, 2004
A love fantasy with sparkling performances by newcomers Nathalie Press and Emily Blunt.