Alexis and his parents have recently moved to the sleepy Normandy seaside town of Treport, where he does not know anyone yet. When he is saved after capsizing with his little sailboat by the two year older David, Alexis is deeply impressed by his devil-may-care smile, silver earring, muscles, motor and large boat. The two start hanging out together and fall in love. They seem to be living a sunny dream, but will it last longer than the summer of '85?
"Be that as it may, even as a minor Ozon's work, SUMMER OF 85 is well-conceived and constructed in a holistic level, not least for recreating the 80s laidback ambience that matches the film's alluring scenery, and the savvy message of moving-on. "