372 le Matin (Betty Blue) (37.2 Degrees in the Morning) Reviews

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August 10, 2020
From carnivalesque fantasy on the seaside town of Gruissan, to the idyll of communal living in Paris, to the tragic finale in the sleepy town of Marvejols, Betty Blue is an incredibly intimate love story.
November 15, 2009
Flows in a lambent pop style, warm to the touch and scarily intimate
October 18, 2009
There can be beauty in tragedy, particularly when the key ingredient is the same in both
July 24, 2009
Rarely seen in this country in the intervening 23 years, Dalle gives one of the all-time-great performances as Betty.
June 26, 2009
It's a passionate love story executed in a dull fashion.
June 20, 2009
Beinex's Oscar-nominated, quintessentially French amour fou tells of a love relationship that descends into madness, splendidly played by Dalle as the free-spirited troubled femme; one scene of self-inflicted violence is truly tough to watch.
June 17, 2009
Occasionally drags and meanders, but it boasts an impressive visual style and a radiant, charismatic performance by the ultra-sexy Béatrice Dalle.
June 11, 2009
Expanded to its intended length, the movie feels not like a failed narrative hastily washed in luridness but a purposefully meandering allegory of artistic frustration.
June 10, 2009
If Betty Blue feasts on the bodies of its leads, it's this director's cut that fully establishes the movie's artistic bona fides.
June 10, 2009
Curvy, ripe Dalle, only 21 at the time and in her first screen role, completely commits to the part.
June 8, 2009
The best thing about the film is the pouty, 21-year-old Dalle.
June 8, 2009
If Dalle never made anything of note again -- and she didn't -- then this alone would be enough to stake her claim as an icon of late 20th century cinema.
June 8, 2009
Beineix's film is awash with the humour and cool of his debut, Diva, but lacks the cohesion to sustain its weighty ambition.
June 8, 2009
The movie was colorful and swirling and oppressive all at once, and in 1991, Beineix recut it not to slim it down but to add a florid third hour.
March 26, 2009
Dalle, a model, makes a moving debut as the desperate baby-doll who fails to mold reality to her own conceptions of happiness. Anglade is more introvertedly affecting as the lucidly casual, but devoted Zorg.
October 25, 2007
January 17, 2005
October 29, 2004
Beineix's villagescapes and countryside vistas are hard to resist, and the dichotomy of a stone cold looney prancing around them only makes the tableau more curiously complete
August 26, 2004
Centers on the difficulties of living with a sexually free spirit.
July 2, 2004
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