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Parents' Guide to

My Summer of Love

By Cynthia Fuchs, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Coming-of-age tale has teen sex, drugs, and language.

Movie R 2005 86 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 1 parent review

age 12+

kinda innapropriate

My sixteen year old daughter saw it and said "whoa"!

This title has:

Too much sex

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (1 ):
Kids say (1 ):

An intricate study of high school-age rebellion and yearning, My Summer of Love makes a familiar plot seem new. In part this is because it takes the view of young Mona, superbly portrayed by Natalie Press. The girls' budding romance evolves in an alternately fluid and jaunty process as they explore one another and their own feelings, partly a function of cinematographer Ryszard Lenczewski's adept handheld camerawork, and partly of Pawlikowski's experience as a documentary maker.

Each member of this threesome is obsessive in his or her own way. When Phil literally locks Mona in her bedroom in an effort to "save" her, she begins drawing Tamsin's portrait on her wall. This image -- colored chalk on the roughhewn surface -- showcases Tamsin's eye as Mona perceives and needs it, a means to see herself reflected.

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