Minnesota Movie Ads - May 1998
Film Review - G.B.F.

Film Review - Summer in February

SUMMER IN FEBRUARY 1

The suds flow in “Summer in February,” so much so that moviegoers could probably sneak in some laundry time while they wait for the film to play out its melodramatic tale of longing and woe. Although handsomely shot, the feature emerges from a tradition of irrational behavior and chest-heaving passion, yet director Christopher Menaul can’t seem to wake the material up, with the majority of the effort uncomfortably uneventful and tonally mismanaged. It’s a period excursion into unnecessary suffering, leaving a wide open opportunity for gloriously pained performances and a steady dispensing of anguish, but “Summer in February” just doesn’t register as intended. Read the rest at Blu-ray.com

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