Violets Are Blue... (1986)

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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 photographer while Henry has stayed in their small town to run the newspaper after his dad died. When Gussie comes back for a vacation 15 years later the two old sweethearts find that the embers that burned so low over the last many years are heating up again. No one in the town is unaware of what is going on, and Gussie is in for a lecture from her dad while Henry hears it like it is from his wife. But will that change the course of their relationship?
Rating:
PG-13
Genre:
Drama , Romance
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 wide
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Studio:
Sony Pictures Entertainment

Cast

Sissy Spacek
as Augusta 'Gussie' Sawyer
Kevin Kline
as Henry Squires
Adrian Sparks
as George
Mike Starr
as Tony
Keith Sargis
as Bryant
Megan Malloly
as Kathleen
Megan Malooly
as Kathleen
Kathleen Fannon
as Girl's Mother
Douglas Roberts
as Lloyd Lynch
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Critic Reviews for Violets Are Blue...

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (1)

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Full Review… | January 10, 2004
Chicago Reader
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Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
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Full Review… | July 24, 2001
Chicago Sun-Times
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April 16, 2004
Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Disappointing romantic muddle

February 21, 2004
Kalamazoo Gazette

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August 22, 2003
Las Vegas Review-Journal

Audience Reviews for Violets Are Blue...

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

J M
J M
½

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
jay nixon

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