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Ryan Francis’s review published on Letterboxd:
This review may contain spoilers.
As much as I was looking forward to finally seeing this, I didn't expect to love Blue is the Warmest Color quite as much as I did. Of course I had heard of the lengthy explicit sex scenes and read some complaints (why.) about them - but you know what? It's really refreshing to see scenes like that in a modern film and they are actually meaningful. It's not some bullshit that's thrown in to keep the audience entertained, while watching it I could literally feel Adèle and Emma's connection, their chemistry together is extraordinary. But what's even better is that I didn't feel that way just during those particular scenes. For it's whole three-hour running time, I was fascinated and loved seeing their relationship develop. I couldn't wait to see where it would go next. Which is why I felt as if my heart broke along with Adèle's during one of the final scenes of the film with her and Emma.
Blue is the Warmest Color is a beautiful, authentic and overall unforgettable film, with two incredible lead performances that never once feel as if I were watching two actresses. It simply seemed so realistic. And I couldn't help but feel like I didn't want it to end.