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on 27 April 2017
A good film well written & its really want women want to see (I think)
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on 12 April 2014
After watching "Blue Is The Warmest Colour", it is not difficult to see why it won the coveted Palme d'Or at last year's Cannes Film Festival. From the beginning, it is clear to see that a lot of time and effort has gone into crafting a movie worthy of the Palme d'Or. The performances of Lea Seydoux and Adele Exarchopoulos are outstanding and both actresses should not be surprised to find producers beating a path to their agents' doors. It is claimed that Abdellatif Kechiche was a nightmare to work with, but the quality of the movie overall and the accolades bestowed upon it shows that Kechiche is a perfectionist who expects those he works with to be the same.
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on 18 March 2014
For me the film shows what it is like to be truly in love. And reminds me not to undervalue, not to fail to express in every way possible, should it ever happen to me again. Indescribable pain may follow, mais c'est la vie, n'est ce pas? Bien sûr...
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on 3 July 2014
A French school girl grows up and faces the choices that all adolescents have when becoming adults. Often gripping, occasionally painful to watch, the film is a passionate and gritty rendition of a young girl's life and choices. A long film (approx 3 hours) the first couple of hours were a treat, the third hour was less engaging, but none-the-less maintained the narrative tension right to the last frame.
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on 17 April 2016
It's the longest single movie I've ever seen, but therein lay its problem. With minor rewriting and editing the same story could have been told in half the time and to better effect. After 2 hours I just wanted it to end, which is a shame as it had much better potential.
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on 12 March 2017
Simply the best film telling the story of young lesbian lovers.....don't let the subtitles put you off. Well acted, and so many scenes that are sensually erotic and real - and heart breakingly tragic. The energy between the two actresses is sublime. Totally believable and touching. One of the best films on the dynamics of relationships that you'll ever see.
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on 11 January 2017
It was a present for my daughter. She seemed very pleased.,
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TOP 500 REVIEWERon 17 January 2017
I have a habit of steering clear of 'controversial’ films, particularly those with (alleged excessive) gratuitous sex or violence, but with Abdellatif Kechiche’s Cannes Palme D’Or-winning 2013 film I now readily (nay, embarrassedly) admit this was a mistake. This is film-making of the very highest order – a coming-of-age story (if you like) with its relatively original (for 'mainstream’ cinema) gay slant, skilfully making points around sex, love, identity, ambition and social class and featuring two outstanding central performances from Léa Seydoux and Adèle Exarchopoulos. Allowing for any truth in the talk of 'mistreatment’ handed out by Kechiche to the two actresses in the film’s notorious sex scenes, both excel throughout the film – Seydoux, suitably restrained as the (more) mature Fine Arts student and aspiring painter, Emma, mentor (and lover) to Exarchopoulos’ confused and emotionally vulnerable 17-year old French Literature student, Adèle. I’m still debating the extent to which Exarchopoulos’ brilliantly conceived and written part gives the actress a (disproportionate) 'leg up’ to delivering this performance, but, it seems to me, that hers is a turn of stunning emotional power and complexity (particularly given her age and experience) and deserving of the very highest plaudits.

The film running to nearly three hours, Kechiche should also be praised for being able to maintain (well, at least, this) viewer engagement. The film’s first hour, during which Adèle engages in heterosexual sex with a fellow student before (seemingly) discovering her own real sexual identity (and being rejected), is brilliantly done – the cruel 'playground gossip’ scenes are particularly effective. The film’s middle third (or maybe that should be third quarter), essentially the 'aftermath’ of Adèle and Emma’s passionate couplings, meandered somewhat for me, but Kechiche hits back with two brilliant coda sequences, culminating in a final denouement that is a masterclass in understated poignancy. The film’s 'infamous’ lesbian sex scenes do require a mention – if only to say that they are integral to the film’s (and characters’) emotional development, are (for me, at least) a little overlong and (a tad) tedious, and are otherwise unremarkable. Of course, that is not to say that the sexual (and deeply felt emotional) tension between Adèle and Emma is not key to the film’s success – it is – as is the feeling that, regardless of the core theme of sexual identity, the film gives us a brilliantly observed depiction of two characters gradually facing up to the complexities of life’s conflicting desires and ambitions.

Thus, forget about the film’s controversies and see it for what is – a powerful human drama. I only hope that Exarchopoulos finds another film/writer/director that can go some way to recapturing the qualities of what is a brilliant performance here.
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on 1 May 2014
Forget the hype about the lesbian love scenes in this film this is a truly remarkable, and very sad, film with great acting from all involved.

Was engrossed from the start and this never waivered.

A really clever film concerning relationships and the pressures that can be applied from without and within.

Buy and enjoy!
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on 18 April 2017
very erotic
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