Mona (Natalie Press) has just got hold of a brilliant moped that only cost a tenner. No engine but still dirt-cheap. She lives with her brother, Phil (Paddy Considine) who used to run a pub before he found God and poured away all the booze. Tamsin (Emily Blunt) is rich, spoilt and trying to livea life of seductive decadence.They meet on the moors, above their quiet Yorkshire village and begin an intense, unlikely friendship.Tamsin and Mona want to escape their lives, but Phil wants to save them and save everybody else. Mona wants the old, dangerous, Phil back; the brother that she loved. Tamsin wants to see what it takes to break him...
Poor girl seduced by rich girl for summer holiday of love. Not much of a plot and not much drama come to that. There is not much to recommend this film unless you like the idea of lesbian love in a rural Yorkshire village. I don't think it deserved to be best British Film which is why I was swayed to ordering it.
Two girls and no guy
- My Summer of Love review by Kurtz
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The story of an intense friendship between two teenage girls during a surprisingly sunny English summer in what looks like Yorkshire. Natalie Press is excellent as the downtrodden Mona who gets a glimpse of what life could hold beyond the valley she lives in, while Emily Blunt’s plummy stirrer seems more of a stretch at times but is always watchable as she’s the one with all the ideas.
Yes, it’s a sexual relationship, but the film is never salacious and these scenes are sensitively done by director Pawlikowski, who shows himself worthy of moving into Shane Meadows territory- no higher praise than that! Speaking of Meadows, solid support in this film from Paddy Considine as the unlikeliest born-again Christian you ever did see.