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Summer in February movie rating: red light

Summer in February red light Dan Stevens Emily Browning

Real-life historical drama about a Bohemian artists’ colony in Cornwall just before World War I ignores their work — including that of important painter Florence Carter-Wood — to focus on a tediously tragic romantic triangle.
I’m “biast” (pro): nothing

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

I have not read the source material

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Summer in February (2014)
US/Can release: Jan 17 2014
UK/Ire release: Jun 14 2013

MPAA: not rated
BBFC: rated 15 (contains strong language)

viewed at a private screening with an audience of critics

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  • David

    Emily Browning showed so much promise in a Series of Unfortunate Events (she was about the only good thing in that movie) but she has just been in one shit movie after another since then.

  • She’s not bad in this film. The problem is the lack of interesting, well-written roles for women… even young women.

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