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 live a life of seductive decadence.
They meet on the moors, above their quiet Yorkshire village and begin an intense, unlikely friendship. Tamsin is tragic and fantastical, Mona, rough and witty. Tamsin is charmed and Mona is hooked.
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.
Simply a rare beautiful fim. Stunning, addictive. Lush, sensual, the best film I have seen in years. Love the scene where the two girls Mona and Tamsin run off after smashing the garden knome into Tamsin`s father`s Jag with Edith Piaf`s La Foule playing. Daring, one ends up completely feeling sympathy towards working class Mona not the spolit beautiful "fantasist" Tamsin. Loved it bought the DVD and soundtrack. With all the Hollywood rubbish they tune out this was an intriging breath of fresh air. Love the end as well particulary as Mona comes out on top and owns the status of the scene, after being generally in Tamsin`s shadow....To the dire
in fact it has some ideas... great playing... just always remember what Tamsin says about Nietzsche... it is what the whole film is based on...