Blue Is The Warmest Color

2013

Blue Is The Warmest Color

Critics Consensus

Raw, honest, powerfully acted, and deliciously intense, Blue Is the Warmest Color offers some of modern cinema's most elegantly composed, emotionally absorbing drama.

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User Ratings: 23,988
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BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR centers on a 15-year-old girl named Adèle (Exarchopoulos) who is climbing to adulthood and dreams of experiencing her first love. A handsome male classmate falls for her hard, but an unsettling erotic reverie upsets the romance before it begins. Adèle imagines that the mysterious, blue-haired girl she encountered in the street slips into her bed and possesses her with an overwhelming pleasure. That blue-haired girl is a confident older art student named Emma (Seydoux), who will soon enter Adèle's life for real, making way for an intense and complicated love story that spans a decade and is touchingly universal in its depiction. (c) IFC

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  • Oct 18, 2015
    It's a 3 hour lesbian romance that drastically needs some serious editing.
    Marcus W Super Reviewer
  • Oct 11, 2014
    A young girl falls for another woman. Adele Exarchopoulos's face is one of the most expressive I've seen on an actress in a very long time. She has the capability of rendering an entire film's worth of character motivation and contradiction in a single close-up, and her leading lady, Lea Seydoux, is a fitting and remarkable complement.The performances in Blue Is the Warmest Color are the highlights of the film, and to watch this acting master class is a thrill in and of itself. The story isn't much to write about. A woman tries men, falls for a woman, the relationship encounters difficulty, the end. It's all as one might predict, but that doesn't mean that the variances of individuality don't give the film a vitality and spark that is absent from many modern-day romances. Overall, good acting is sometimes enough to make a good film.
    Jim H Super Reviewer
  • Sep 29, 2014
    Blue is the Warmest Color triumphantly revealed love in the extremes, both in its beauty and in its monstrosity. It was powerful and gripping in its honesty and fearlessness.
    Maymay A Super Reviewer
  • Sep 10, 2014
    There are immeasurable reasons this French romance drama film has received a great deal of critical acclaim. One can look to the themes expressed in the film, such as prejudices, social class, self-discovery, and the emotional turmoil of a relationship-particularly when it is your first. Others can look to the gorgeous cinematography and artistry of the film, filled with dense metaphors-and yes, of course blue is heavily symbolic. Yet, what makes Blue is the Warmest Color so heartfelt is its delicate sense of realism and truthfulness. It is the tale of Adele's first love for another girl, Emma, and the progression of their relationship over several years. Their relationship evolves with beautiful tenderness, sexual passion, and ultimately, the tumultuousness that comes with true love. Is it a poignantly masterful film that deserves to be watched by all, whether part of the LGBT community or not.
    DA Z Super Reviewer

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