Blue Is the Warmest Color

Blue Is the Warmest Color

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Average of 131 ratings: 3.5 Stars

2013 M Contains explicit sex scenes and offensive language.

Determined to fall in love, 15-year-old Adele is focused on boys. But it's a blue-haired girl she meets on the street who really piques her interest. Soon, Adele is exploring her desire for girls as she negotiates her way to becoming a woman.

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172 minutes
2013 Cannes Film Festival
Golden Palm

DVD details

Screen Format
2.40:1 Widescreen 16x9 Enhanced
French Dolby Digital 5.1

Blu-ray details

Screen Format
2.40:1 Widescreen 16x9 Enhanced
French DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1

10 Member Reviews Write a review

4.5 by OrangePeko

Excellent acting, great film. Should have kept the french title - 'the life of Adele' as that is exactly what it is about, her growing from about 17yrs to about 25 (?) and learning about passion, love... Read more

4 by Badclams

Thoroughly enjoyable film with very good acting from the young leads. It captured all the insecurity of first love and growing up in general, really well. Can't agree about the comment on 'porno'. Is... Read more

4.5 by Watcher

Authentic portrayal of a lesbian relationship and being in French with subtitles seems to lend itself to the subject matter.

2 by Lymond

Totally believable performances and some stand out moments but ultimately I was really quite bored for most of the 3 long hours of this film. So many filler scenes that added nothing to the progression... Read more

3.5 by fantail

Charming and lovely actresses. Nice story, but nearly 3 hours long and not for the fainthearted, because of overlong porno scences (full on, but well done), it could have been made into a much shorter movie.

1 by mcjadt


Somewhere under the self indulgent, pretentious mess and the extended sex scenes, there is a likeable film about two girls falling in love, and how their relationship develops.

Unfortunately... Read more

1 by sheba

Rubbish not at all what I expected, very disappointing

1.5 by NickyT

I was disappointed with this movie. It felt like, "we want to make a lesbian movie with plenty of sex, but we'll have to put some serious stuff in it so it doesn't look porny", and - ooh - if it's about... Read more

4 by CheeseFunnel

Very good film, lesbian love affairs usual are not my thing, but the film packs an emotional punch, which is rare. As others have mentioned, there is a fair bit of nudity, but I wouldn't call it 'pornographic'... Read more

4 by ElsieV

Well acted subtle performances that had real emotional integrity. So I was fascinated and thoroughly engaged. Some of the sex scenes were a bit full on and explicit for me! But I thought it a fascinating... Read more