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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 and loss.
I didn't think it was 'porn' at all, mildly explicit maybe, but the tone was anything but pornographic. It was about Adele's world and her sexuality.
Also, lots of the small details were great, especially her hair and fingernails and how they changed to represent her changing and maturing.
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 what we do in the privacy of our bedrooms, all 'porno', as well?
Authentic portrayal of a lesbian relationship and being in French with subtitles seems to lend itself to the subject matter.
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 of the story. Guess I'm just not arty enough for this type of relationship drama.
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.
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 it is buried under several prolonged sex scenes that are trying too hard to be 'edgy'; musical interludes of people dancing badly to awful music; and people eating. I know the characters are French, and French people like food; but did we need to have so many dinners, played out at such length?
Apparently the film-makers shot 800 hours of footage and dumped 797 hours of it. If they had cut another hour, they might have had a really lovely film; as it is, they've got an irritating mess, which is trying hard to be challenging and controversial, but ends up dull and wearisome.
Rubbish not at all what I expected, very disappointing
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 students it will be arty as well! I didn't get why the blue-haired girl dumped her gf for sulky, pouty Adele, or why Adele (who was eternally looking miserable) cheated on her - it didn't seem to make sense. The sex scenes were soooo long and loud, quite OTT. Sorry - not my thing!
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 as such. Maybe it's a little long, but it's not as if there is anything on TV, right?
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 mainstream/love story/coming of age movie about a young woman and it is a shame to put it under the "gay and lesbian" banner as if it would not be of interest to all people.