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A Patch of Blue (2000)

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Release Date: Jan 1, 2000 Wide

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Shelley Winters won an Academy Award for her searing performance as Rose-Ann d'Arcy in A Patch of Blue. The star, however, is not Winters but Elizabeth Hartman, cast as d'Arcy's blind, sensitive daughter, Selina. A venomous prostitute, Rose-Ann treats both Selina and grandfather Ole Pa (Wallace Ford) like dirt. Fortunately, Selina finds a way out via the kindly Gordon Ralfe (Sidney Poitier), who befriends Hartman and tries to open up doors for her previously closed by her selfish mother. Despite

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Drama, Romance, Classics

Guy Green, Elizabeth Kata

Feb 4, 2003

MGM Home Entertainment

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A wonderful twist on the adage that love is blind.

August 15, 2011 Full Review Source: Cinema Sight
Cinema Sight

A beautifully moving film.

October 8, 2005
Fantastica Daily

Effective drama that was something of a breakthrough at the time.

September 11, 2003
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

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Great lines and characters/performances.
An amazing movie about tolerance and love.



December 22, 2010
5oclockcoffee

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Beautiful, and racially provactive, Blue is embarassingly raw and real.
July 13, 2010
FrizzDrop

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Love is color blind.
December 15, 2009
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Wahida K

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Another in a series of race films starring Sidney Poitier. Here we have a literal example of being colour blind. Although Poitier often returns to the same theme in his films, his charm makes them equally memorable.
January 31, 2014
John Ballantine

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    1. Gordon Ralfe: You cannot go on living the way you are. It's a dark age story.
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