Adele is a 15-year-old girl with normal interests in boys. But when she encounters blue-haired Emma on the street it isn’t long before she is questioning her sexuality.
Adele Exarchopoulos (Adele), Lea Seydoux (Emma), Aurelien Recoing (Dad), Catherine Salee (Mom), Benjamin Siksou (Antoine), Mona Walravens (Lise_, Alma Jodorowsky (Beatrice), Jeremie Laheurte (Thomas).
Blue Is the Warmest Color begins with some character background and development before the plot setup slips in quietly. From there we have a combination of emotional turmoil, social struggles, and what amounts to soft-core porn. While the sexual encounters are interesting visually, they aren’t as emotional as expected and the social, moral, and ethical aspects of the film aren’t as strong as they could have been. The result is a lukewarm presentation interspersed with sparks of good emotion and sexuality.
Acting was interesting with Exarchopoulos doing a decent job with emotional aspects, and a great job with the sexual scenes. Seydoux delivered very nicely, showing appropriate detachment at times, and good emotional depth at other times. The remainder of the supporting cast did fairly well adding good depth to the film.
Camera work, sets, and backgrounds were simple but good. Physical effects were nicely done and quite realistic. Dialogue was good, but you better enjoy subtitles with this one as English is used as a secondary language. Sound and soundtrack were both good.
Overall Blue Is the Warmest Color is an interesting journey into a young girls’ exploration of her sexuality. Sadly, the morality and social issues or only acknowledged in the film rather than explored with any depth. Those who enjoy alternative lifestyle romances will enjoy this the most.
With plenty of nudity, graphic sexuality and explicit sexual content, some foul language, and drug or alcohol use, save this for adults and above.
Star rating: 2 out of 5
Genre: Dramas, Foreign Movies, Gay & Lesbian Movies, Independent Movies, Romantic Movies
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