Blue Is the Warmest Colour (La vie d'Adèle) Thursday, 20 June 2019

Blue Is the Warmest Colour (La vie d'Adèle)

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    R18+: High impact sex scenes.

  • The pitch:

    Blue movie.

  • Starring:

    Léa Seydoux, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Salim Kechiouche, Aurélien Recoing, Catherine Salée, Benjamin Siksou, Mona Walravens, Alma Jodorowsky, Jérémie Laheurte, Anne Loiret, Benoît Pilot

  • Directed by:

    Abdellatif Kechiche

  • Running time:

    179 minutes

  • Rated:

    R18+ (Australia), 18 (UK), NC-17 (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    A woman is slapped, pushed, shoved. Arguing, yelling. Object smashed.

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    Couples have sex (male-female; female-female). Oral sex, masturbation, orgasm, breast-licking, fingering, bum-slapping. Flirting, kissing, (male-female; female-female; male-male), undressing. Full female nudity, full male nudity. Nude statues, paintings. Skimpy clothing, exposed midriffs, swimwear. Strong sexual-themed discussion. Infidelity.

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    Alcohol (wine, beer, champagne). Club setting. Smoking.

  • LANGUAGE:

    C-word, f-words, s-words, a-words, crap. Name-calling. Slang for sex acts. Derogatory terms for women, homosexuals. Homophobia. Religious references and exclamations.

  • THEMES:

    Sexual identity, relationships, love, homosexuality, love at first sight, predestination, Life of Marianne by Pierre de Marivaux, reading, music, art, comfort eating, rejection, discrimination, angst, class, transformation, teaching, infidelity.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    Relationship breakups. Pigeon, moth, snot. Ham, oysters eaten. Loosely based on the novel by Julie Maroh.

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    Near-perfect, sprawling, emotional, absorbing, moving, passionate, poignant, heart-rending, compelling, intimate, epic, extraordinary, prolonged, elegant, sublime, transportative, truthful, satisfying, enriching, immersive, rare, exhilarating, raw, honest. Exceptional performances, minutely detailed, searingly erotic, sexually explicit, long and winding narrative, virtuous direction, good pacing, a masterpiece, captures the ease and urgency of first love.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    Several obvious plot points are spelled out.

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