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Blue Is The Warmest Colour - 9/11/2013 4:28:56 AM   
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Excellent - 9/11/2013 4:28:56 AM   
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Amazing from start to finish. I agree, this is Exarchopoulos' movie for sure. Best movie of 2013. Even more than Gravity.

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Best Film Ever - 13/11/2013 9:13:59 PM   
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The 2 girls are really amazing. I wouldn't mind watching them for even 6 hrs long!! Kechiche's direction is very brave and intimate, makes you feel so close to Adele physically but mostly mentally. Every scene has its small meaning, you should look close to the details. Adele is expressing her feelings so naturally and gives definitely an Oscar performance which will be remembered. Lea performs amazingly too and there is such strong chemistry between them. A movie that will forever have a very special place in my heart and soul. I dare say it's the best I've ever seen. And I've seen a lot!

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- 18/11/2013 10:02:11 AM   
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Thanks for telling us the entire plot.

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9 is the warmest song - 21/11/2013 7:42:26 PM   
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this sounds like 9 Songs, but without the ace soundtrack and Margot Stilley wanking off that geezer.

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RE: 9 is the warmest song - 23/11/2013 12:43:42 PM  1 votes
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A terrific film, but one I left feeling disappointed with.

Blue is the Warmest Colour is structured as two distinctive halves, the first of which is wonderful; an intimate, astonishingly authentic portrayal of a young woman fighting conformity and falling in love with a girl. The courting & eventual coming together of the pair is perfectly realised, offering one of cinema's most natural depictions of romance in a very long time.

It's a shame then that rather than maintain the brilliance of the first half, the narrative takes an unwanted shortcut for dramatic effect in the second; a well worn cliche that for me, compromised the naturalism & diluted the emotional pay-off. In isolation, there's a scene towards the end that should be heartbreaking to watch, yet it doesn't have that desired impact because of the cheap & easy tactic of that earlier plot device.

The efforts of the leading pair however are never in question, in particular, the one from Adele Exarchopoulos. Virtually in every shot, it's not that she carries the film, she is the film. Put simply - it's an amazing performance. Cate Blanchett may well be the awards favourite for her terrific turn in Blue Jasmine, but if there is any justice Exarchopoulos will be sweeping the board. Her transformation from unsure school pupil to brave-faced primary school teacher is a colossal piece of acting. You might not always believe in the choices of Kechiche & Lacroix's script, but you'll always believe in her.

Some people will inevitably sneer & identify this as the lesbian film (largely thanks to the full-on sex scenes), but BITWC isn't about gay rights or a fight against homophobia. It's a love story about two people who just happen to be of the same sex. Had it sustained the quality of the first ninety minutes, it would be right up there as my film of 2013. For me though, it'll have to settle for just being the best love story of 2013, with the best performance I'm likely to see in a cinema this year.

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RE: Blue Is Not The Warmest Colour. Orange is. - 26/11/2013 10:33:31 PM   
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Three hours of tedious titillation. Good acting from the leads though.

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- 12/12/2013 7:49:22 PM   
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Just saw it&absolutely loved it, worth all the hype that came its way. Thought the performances and the directors execution were as good as it gets. Although i did worry during the sex scenes about the 80 plus year old man in the front row who apparently just wandered into the cinema to pass an hour. Thought there for awhile we were definitely going to have some cardiac issues.

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- 12/12/2013 7:50:15 PM   
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Just saw it&absolutely loved it, worth all the hype that came its way. Thought the performances and the directors execution were as good as it gets. Although i did worry during the sex scenes about the 80 plus year old man in the front row who apparently just wandered into the cinema to pass an hour. Thought there for awhile we were definitely going to have some cardiac issues.

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RE: - 31/12/2013 9:46:45 AM   
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Forget the controversy and see Blue is the Warmest Color for what it truly is: a warm and compassionate ode to the vagaries of the heart.
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Blue Is The Warmest Colour

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- 21/1/2014 1:38:49 PM   
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I can't take the Best Actress Oscar nominations seriously now without Adèle Exarchopoulos name on it. It is an amazing film that reflects being in a relationship regardless of sexuality. Raw, beautiful and film of the year .

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RE: Blue Is The Warmest Colour - 25/1/2014 10:08:41 AM   
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Loved this film. The performances are the best this year especially from Adele Exarchopoulos. She deserves to be scooping up awards but I sense the frank sex scenes just frightened off the critics, in the UK & US that is.

I think the direction & editing lets this film down. I loved the first chapter but the second seems rushed & contrived (even in a 3 hour film)! I wanted more of the couple together & the repercussions of their relationship on their family & friends rather than straight into their demise.

Some scenes are unnecessarily too long, especially the main sex scene. I think this is over indulgence by the director but full credit to Seydoux & Exarchopoulos for their all out performances, they really make this film work.

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RE: - 25/1/2014 10:15:18 AM   
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Yes I agree. Bullock, Adams et al. despite giving good performances just aren't up to what Exarchopoulos produced. Oscars are staying safe with their choices & even Bafta who I thought would recognise Exarchopoulos but alas didn't.

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