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      Betty Blue

      1986 2h 0m Drama List
      78% Tomatometer 27 Reviews 90% Audience Score 10,000+ Ratings A would-be writer (Jean-Hugues Anglade) falls for an unpredictable woman (Béatrice Dalle), then he slowly realizes that she is going insane. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Joseph Jon Lanthier Slant Magazine Expanded to its intended length, the movie feels not like a failed narrative hastily washed in luridness but a purposefully meandering allegory of artistic frustration. Rated: 3/4 Jun 11, 2009 Full Review Joshua Rothkopf Time Out If Betty Blue feasts on the bodies of its leads, it's this director's cut that fully establishes the movie's artistic bona fides. Rated: 4/6 Jun 10, 2009 Full Review Melissa Anderson Village Voice Curvy, ripe Dalle, only 21 at the time and in her first screen role, completely commits to the part. Jun 10, 2009 Full Review Andrew Wyatt The Lens Betty Blue evinces a filmmaker with a profound understanding of desire: The mysteries of its creation and sustenance, as well as the irrational choices it can induce us to make. Rated: B Aug 24, 2021 Full Review Nicholas Bell From carnivalesque fantasy on the seaside town of Gruissan, to the idyll of communal living in Paris, to the tragic finale in the sleepy town of Marvejols, Betty Blue is an incredibly intimate love story. Rated: 5/5 Aug 10, 2020 Full Review Fernando F. Croce CinePassion Flows in a lambent pop style, warm to the touch and scarily intimate Nov 15, 2009 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member I remember seeing the box for this in the video store. But never rented it. It was too subtle. The movie is too. Why are so many films so blah. Why are so many filmmakers afraid to look at themselves. I guess these two questions answer each other. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 03/20/24 Full Review 神 ç ‌‌Absolutely, this is a movie that makes me feel terrible Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/28/24 Full Review Arthouse C These comments are for the Director's Cut. Beatrice Dalle is utterly electric as the eponymous Betty, the ultimate in free spirits who falls in love with an aspiring writer and becomes his lover, muse and, ultimately, saviour. Betty's descent into madness is heartbreaking, but mesmerizing, as Dalle's performance leads us gently by the hand into hell. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/03/24 Full Review Veronika P Passionate love story in a highly stylised Hollywood tradition. The excessive nudity, sex, and violence spoil the overall imprression, but the psychological element of tge film was truly captivating. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 12/13/23 Full Review Bob D This movie is often mischaracterized as an erotic drama. It is about love and loyalty. The first half going up, the second half going down and ending in heartbreaking drama. Every time I watch it, it tears me apart. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 12/02/23 Full Review Arjun K It's such a beautiful film ! Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Movie Info

      Synopsis A would-be writer (Jean-Hugues Anglade) falls for an unpredictable woman (Béatrice Dalle), then he slowly realizes that she is going insane.
      Jean-Jacques Beineix
      Jean-Jacques Beineix, Claudie Ossard
      Jean-Jacques Beineix, Philippe Djian
      Production Co
      Cargo Films, Constellation
      Original Language
      French (France)
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Dec 13, 2016
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      2h 0m
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