Violets Are Blue... (1986)

Violets Are Blue...




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This small-town romance may be trying to ride the coattails of the Big Chill that also featured Kevin Kline. Kline plays Henry here, and when the film opens he and his love Gussie Sawyer (Sissy Spacek, wife of director Jack Fisk), are sitting together planning the future they will have. She will be a flight attendant and he will get a college degree. Yet when they part, so does their destiny. By a quirk of fate, Gussie starts taking photos for an in-flight magazine and ends up an ace … More

Rating: PG-13
Genre: Drama, Romance
Directed By:
Written By: Naomi Foner
In Theaters:
Sony Pictures Entertainment


as Augusta 'Gussie' Saw...

as Henry Squires

as Tony

as Kathleen

as Kathleen

as Girl's Mother

as Lloyd Lynch
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Critic Reviews for Violets Are Blue...

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | July 24, 2001
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 10, 2004
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

Disappointing romantic muddle

February 21, 2004
Kalamazoo Gazette

Addresses the complex choices many people have to make as they come face to face with the dreams of their youth and the realities of middle-age.

Full Review… | September 1, 2002
Spirituality and Practice

Audience Reviews for Violets Are Blue...


Slow moving but not bad film, Kevin and Sissy are good as always but Bonnie Bedelia wraps it up as the wronged wife.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer

All the cloying charms of Kline and the East Coast can't be countered by good girl Spacek and gentleman Jack Fisk. Stuck.


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