The life of Adele
We meet Adele (Adele Exarchopoulos) when she's 15 years old. She's a quiet girl living in France, her friends pressure her into having sex with a boy from school, who she's really not that interested in. She spots beautiful blue haired Emma (Lea Seydoux) walking by, and is immediately transfixed. We fast forward a few years, and Adele is still thinking about her. (As we're shown in the most over the top wet dream ever) She wonders into a bar by chance, and ends up actually meeting her. They fall deeply in love, but Adele isn't fully ready to out herself as a lesbian. We see how this great love affects her life moving forward.
Make no mistake, Blue is the Warmest Color is a beautiful film. One that will probably get overlooked because of the film's much talked about
softcore porn sex scenes. I admit, I'm at a bit torn about how all of this was approached. Does this film need to be 3 hours? No way. They could've easily trimmed down the countless scenes of Adele eating, Adele sleeping, Adele in class, and of course, the graphic sex scenes. But then again, I never felt that those scenes were unnecessary. If I were tasked with trimming, I don't know if I'd actually cut them because although they felt long, they weren't exactly pointless. Does that make sense?
Let's talk about Exarchopoulos, I haven't seen a person carry a film in such a way since Adrian Brody in The Pianist. Everything about her is so raw. Her hair is always a mess and she never wears a stitch of make up and that is absolutely PERFECT. It's so brutally honest. Seydoux was great as well, even though I sometimes got angry with her character. This film was so honest in fact, that I sincerely hoped Adele found great love in her life after the credits started rolling..and she's a fictional character. She really made me care about her.
Memorable Quote: "I'll give it all I've got." - Adele (Adele Exarchopoulos)