Saturday, July 16, 2011

我的夏日熱戀完整分析+影評(Part 2)

The questions we always think after watching this movie:
1. Did Tamsin love Mona?
This question is literally hit for the viewers of My Summer Of Love----did Tamsin love Mona?
Someone says yes, someone says no. In my opinion, this is open-closed question but I personally reckon that Tamsin loved Mona but not regarded Mona as lover, just as a friend.
She helped Mona to find her ex-boyfriend and tried to punish him by visiting his wife and daughter. This showed that Tamsin cared Mona as a friend.
She lied that her sister was dead of anorexia due to she wanted to communicate with Mona easily (i.e. Mona’s mother died of cancer). This also reflected that she cared Mona.
She cried for Mona when Mona was forced to go home and being taken in the car by Phil. It conveyed that Tamsin did not want to lose her friend Mona.
She acted like being fallen in love with Phil, just because she wanted Mona not to fall in love with her and go home with Phil.
She bought an engine for Mona and that also showed that Tamsin treated Mona as a friend.
She gave Mona Sadie’s clothes for wearing and also gave her wines to drink. This conveyed that she regarded Mona as a friend.
(a) If she did not love Mona, why was she being like a lesbian with Mona?
She wanted to fulfill herself, satisfy her desires. She was got lost (That meant she had once been a lesbian but later turning back to normal person).
2. Tamsin=evil?
This is another hit question for the viewers. To me, she was not evil and she was just keen on using people in a manipulative way. She thought that life was a game.
We always see that kind of people in our working places or schools, maybe our bosses, our friends or our teachers. Even in your family, you may find that kind of people who like Tamsin. Therefore, she cannot be said as “evil”, it is too strong by using “evil” to describe her personality or even morality.
Yet, you rarely see people like Mona. I love her punishment to Tamsin, but it does not mean it is right. Yes, “life was a game” is totally wrong to our life experience.
Thinking about every scene of the movie, there are many clues reflecting that Tamsin might lie to Mona. Normal people would know Tamsin might lie to her.
(a) At the beginning of story, Tamsin left Mona in a tennis court after drinking and smoking, she did not even wake her up. Then Mona looked at Tamsin and her family through her house’s window. She found Tamsin’s clothes were changed and she was eating dinner with her parents. (That showed that she was first treated Mona as stranger)
(b) Tamsin’s knowledgeable mind killed her and reflected that she might not be a bad student at school. (check out my passage talking about Tamsin.)
(c) Tamsin said the furniture at her home would have a strange sound and told Mona do not panic. The furniture might not move by itself. And….You guys get it.
(d) At the nearly end of story, she was attracting to Mona’s brother Phil, and made Phil try to kiss her. Tamsin said Phil was too easy. (I.e. she said he was fake god.) Mona was forced to go home and Tamsin not even tried to stop it.
Normal people would suspect that but not really sure. But they would not be like Mona, totally trust and fall in love with Tamsin.
Acting skill
Natalie Press did a brilliant job for her role of Mona. But I dislike her character because Mona was too innocent. Emily Blunt, she did a good job for her role of Tamsin.
I love this movie and I always reckon that, if this movie was in 2010 theatres, it might beat out Black Swan. This is not just drama, but something which is related to psychological. Even Emily Blunt said Mona and Tamsin were playing a psychological game.
"I don't think they are lesbians," says Blunt. "They are not discovering so much as they're playing a psychological game. It's their way of connecting over disgust with men. They're pushing their own boundaries. It's a *beep* off' to the world."
My Summer Of Love is a movie which is hard for audiences to understand. But when the audiences have made up their minds, they would think that is a brilliant movie.

我的夏日熱戀完整分析+影評(Part 1)

My summer of Love Movie Analysis and Review (Contain Main Spoiler)

(I wrote the passage about its character Tamsin one month ago and you can find it in my Facebook’s notes)

My Summer Of Love

Year: 2004

Genre: Romance, Religion and Drama…

Rate: 9/10 (It deserves 9.5 but…)

Story Plot: (Quoted from

In the Yorkshire countryside, working-class tomboy Mona (Press) meets the exotic, pampered Tasmin (Blunt). Over the summer season, the two young women discover they have much to teach one another, and much to explore together.

Character’s analysis: (Contain Spoilers)


- Her original name is Lisa. Mona was named by her brother due to “Mona Lisa”.( She told us their real name when she first met Tamsin (with beautiful white horse))

- She was 16-year-old working-class girl living in the pub (above the swan) with her brother Phil.

- She loved smoking and drinking and she had a boyfriend who had a wife and one daughter, but later broke up (She was much like the girl who was doing compensated dating.)

- She regarded Tamsin as her friend (before Tamsin had kissed her)-->Lover.

- She disliked her re-born brother because her brother believed in religion and regarded him as a god (WTF?). She hated her brother always advising her not to smoke and drink.

- She said she was going to be a lawyer with her life and working really hard.

- After she had found that Tamsin was lying to her, she nearly killed Tamsin in the forest by strangling Tamsin’s head in the water.

- She did not know much about her dad and her mum was dead of cancer.

- She had no suspicion to Tamsin before realizing that Tamsin was lying.

My view on “Mona”: She was too pure to the society nowadays. In fact, there are almost no people being like “Mona”. Maybe there are in under-developed countries. But I am pretty sure that no one is purer than Mona in developing or developed countries. She said she was going to be a lawyer, but personally, I think she could not. She was too pure or too psycho sometimes. Her behavior could not help her to achieve her dream.

Addition: Everyone would have suspicions to friends and even family. Mona had no suspicion to Tamsin but did have suspicion on her brother. This is quite impossible. With the same word, she was just too pure.

(*This is not a good character to me. I prefer Tamsin more!)

Tamsin (I talked about her in my latest notes)

- She was upper-class girl who went to boarding school, knew how to play cello and horse-riding.

- She was smart and versatile (knowledgeable). There are several clues in the movie showing that she knew about philosophy, literature and music.

- She claimed that she had bad influence on people at school and she was suspected for school holiday.

- She adored Edith Piaf. While she was listening to Edith Piaf with Mona, she said she worshiped Edith Piaf and talked about love history of Edith.

- She loves drinking and smoking. What she had drunk? Red wine-->Cognac--->Vodka

- She did not believe in religion. Although she did say something to Phil about her falling in love with Religion, she just tested Phil and saw whether he was easy and exposed him that he was fake person.

- She lied to Mona, including the death of her sister. Yet, she cared about Mona, she lied to Mona (the death of her sister) was mainly because she wanted to make friend with Mona.

- She regretted she lied to Mona after being published by Phil.

- Nearly died of being strangled in the water by Mona.

- She might be a lesbian. According to the movie, she asked Mona how Ricky (Mona’s ex) had sex with her.

My view on Tamsin: She was real person but not a good person, I mean much more like being in modern society. I like the fact that she had a knowledgeable mind.

Lying to people or other bad influences at school is common at school and society. She was studying at boarding school. I always think that she lied because of fun (She is a mean girl who saw the world). But her lying shows that the society is not that pure, it is full of darkness, especially entertainment world. This character deepened the portrayal of Mona’s character (innocence) and told us not to be too innocent.Yet, I cannot accept the fact that she was lesbian.

Scene from My Summer Of Love:

Thursday, July 14, 2011

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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

All Good Things: An Unexpected Thriller

Confession: I went for this movie because I like to watch Kirsten Dunst's movies, and knowing that Ryan Gosling was in this movie was a delight (watch THE NOTEBOOK, great movie!).
From the movie poster, I thought it was just a love story going into a bad end, but when I really got to watch it.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

變種特攻: 異能第一戰 觀後感

個人認為選James McAvoy做X博士非常配合,他的演技的確為X博士年輕版添了另一份味道。想不到原來X博士年輕的時候會這麼愛逗女孩子。
另外飾演磁力王的Michael Fassbender給人感覺硬朗之餘又有一份哀傷感,很配合他的角色。不知道為什麼我有一刻覺得他會適合演007。他看上來很酷(除了他戴頭盔戴歪了點那部份)。

Monday, July 4, 2011

New Beyonce 4 U

This is nothing like anything she or anyone had done before. It's a new SOUND, new VOICE, and a new BEYONCE.

The Album '4'
Why is it the album named '4'? There is for certain a strong reason behind it, a very strong one: Beyonce's birthday September 4, her mother's birthday, January 4, and Jay-Z's birthday December 4, and it's the 4th anniversary of Beyonce and Jay-Z's wedding. Four 4s, coincidence?