Blue Is The Warmest Color

Lesbians!

Oh boy, did I start this one on the wrong note. I am supposed to be doing serious movie reviews and all. But all I can think about is lesbians, you know, what the movie Blue Is The Warmest Color is about. I guess.

Originally called Adele: Chapters 1 & 2, it was obviously put together to make one longer 3 hour movie, and is really just a coming of age story.

Dinner
Heh. Heh. Coming of age. I get it.

Adele (Adèle Exarchopoulos) is your average French high schooler.

But after finally going on a date with a good looking boy, and giving herself up, she didn’t feel excited, she didn’t feel love, she felt absolutely nothing.

Maybe, boys aren’t her thing? That is when her life begins to change, where she sees the blue haired woman in the distance who captures her fancy. Adele would never consider herself a lesbian, but there is something about this blue haired woman that she can’t get enough of. Well, eventually Adele wanders away from her friends and goes into a lesbian bar, to check it out. She claims it was an accident, but when the blue haired girl actually talks to her and shows interest, she can’t resist.

Emma (Léa Seydoux) opens up Adele to a world she had never really imagined before, opening her up mentally and sexually. Adele will soon realize that even though she is happy, the rest of the world might not be 100% okay with her relationship, and “simple tasks” like telling her parents about it.

Blue Is The Warmest Color clocks in at 3 hours, roughly two 90 minute segments, basically the initial meet of the two, and then a few years into their relationship.

Confusion
I am positive no drugs were taken during this film.

So, right off the bat, I can say this movie felt far too long. It goes over a lot of the detail in her life, her day to day activities, so we get a full picture of what its like to be Adele. Unfortunately, most of that isn’t why I watched the movie. I wanted to see the relationship start, unfold, and maybe even reach a conclusion. I don’t need to see her miserable at a job teaching kids for like, 20 or more minutes of the movie (maybe an exaggeration? It felt like the majority of the second half).

The acting was real and great sure. So was the story.

It is just all the extra fluff and shit that got to me. They could have easily cut an hour or so from this movie, and it would have made it an amazing experience for me personally. So I can say this is a good movie for sure, but not an amazing movie that everyone told me it would be. Shit’s long, yo.

3 out of 4.

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