• Released
  • October 25, 2013
  • (Limited NY, LA)
  • NC-17 , 2 hr 55 min
  • Art House/Foreign
Blue Is the Warmest Color (La vie d'Adèle) Synopsis
Adèle years for romance, but her interpersonal relationships become complicated.
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Movie Reviews

NC-17 doesn't have to mean the 'kiss of death.'

By Squirrel Dude
Yes, I write this review while I know it's no longer around. A bit long, over 2 1/2 hours, almost 3! Though in French, the credits have in the title, 'Book 1 & 2.' So, probably that explains its...

Big screen porn is back!

By Art619
While I have nothing against watching beautiful young ladies engage in extremely graphic sex, I prefer to watch this sort of thing at home, with the door closed, and my pants down. Porn is fine, but...

Absolutely Riveting

By crimsnqt
Absolutely Riveting I had not read the graphic novel, so I came into his film with unbiased eyes. To my delight, it was a wonderful coming of age story in which I could identify with several of the...

Google "free lesbian porn" and save the time and money.

By alibrown12
The main character had as much facial expression as Kristen Stewart, which isn't saying much. The sex scenes were hot, but not worth the almost 3 hours watching the rest of the film....

Acting is good...

By becquerina
I enjoyed the acting. It was superb! However, I disliked the sex scenes. It felt like watching porn. I just wouldn't go to the movies to watch porn. I felt that the actresses were used, that those...

So So

By hkaplan918
The film itself is an interesting character study. The acting is excellent. However, the sex scenes distract from the good qualities of the film. They go on too long and are jarringly amateurish....

Ewu is the warmest color

By everyweek60706
A fine film with some intense (-ly embarrassing) sex scenes. If you were hoping for porn you'll have to sit through three hours of good movie. If you came for the good movie - well, I just don't see...

Beautiful Film

By califooornians
Captures the euphoria and the heartbreak of one's first love, the inner turmoil of pursuing a love with possible social ramifications, the idea that a person you randomly cross on the street could...

Amazing, Epic Love Story

By willallison2000
Don't get distracted by the film's notoriety over its sexuality, etc. The 2 actors, and the director, have created one of the great love stories ever shown in cinema. A must see....

Unrelenting intensity

By naties
Most of screen time is close-ups of Adele character; the movie is a refutation of the cliche of 'the male gaze.' So close up, we see everything, beauty, ugliness, grossness, cruelty, pain. It takes...

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Rated NC-17 | For for explicit sexual content
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Heavy French drama with explicit sex, mature themes.
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