Indie Gems: My Summer Of Love

Summer will end eventually.
 
Mona (Natalie Press) is a high strung tomboy who lives with her born again Christian brother, Phil. (Paddy Considine) She's not thrilled with her life, she's gone through a lot. When she meets Tamsin (Emily Blunt) a rich teen living a pampered life, Mona becomes interested in her. They are both so different that they have a lot to teach each other, but like the title suggests, it's their summer of love. Meaning summer eventually has to come to an end.
 
I've been pretty impressed with Emily Blunt's career, and I have to say this is probably her best performance that I've seen. Both her and Press are astounding here. They're complicated girls, yet everything about them felt real and relatable at one point or another. I watched this on Netflix - the streaming quality was beyond horrible. The words didn't match up with the actor's mouths, there was a constant delay, and even through all that technical bull shit I managed to really enjoy this. I wouldn't call this a "lesbian movie" like Netflix files it under. It much more than that.
 
Grade: A
 
Memorable Quote: "Because I think you're a fake, that's why." - Mona (Natalie Press)

3 comments:

  1. That is such a great movie and my favorite performance from Blunt!

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  2. This sounds really good, and my daughter and I are fans of Paddy Considine. I'll check this out!

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  3. Great review! I was disappointed with the film, but I loved the performances.

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