Thursday, July 8, 2010
Is this love? That they're feeling....
My Summer of Love
This is a movie about a girl who is trying to escape her life. Isn't that what you would do if you felt you're not doing anything that makes you happy and nobody seems to love you?
Mona (Natalie Press) lives with her brother who has been a very bad boy for some years but has now found Jesus and everything is changed. Or not. Mona finds this new brother a person who has no real connection to her and it looks like she's right.
She is also having sex with a man older than her who turns out he doesn't have big dreams for their relationship.
All these are quite frustrating so it's easy to understand why she is happy to have found a new friend, named Tamsin (Emily Blunt) and to invest feelings and hope in what seems to be her salvation.
Tamsin is a rich girl, much more educated and clever than Mona and she seems to be fascinated by this simple, peculiar girl. Both seem to have been disappointed by the people around them so they become really close.
I don't want to spoil the movie so I won't say anything more about the plot. It's a really interesting take on loneliness, anger and boredom and what these things make you do.
The characters in this film are quite flawed but that is an extra reason to watch it.
The two leads are excellent. I loved Blunt's seductiveness as well as how she regarded everything as if it were a game. Press looked as lost, naive and hurt as the movie asked her to.
You won't complain about the cinematography either. There is some ugliness in this movie but it's captured quite beautifully.