Teenager Adèle’s (Adèle Exarchopoulos) life is turned upside down the night she meets Emma (Léa Seydoux), a young woman with blue hair, who will allow her to discover desire, to assert herself as a woman and as an adult. In front of others, Adèle grows, seeks herself, loses herself, finds herself…
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The emotional intensity and realism of this in-depth love story was almost too much to bear; these were some of the greatest performances I've ever seen. No detail of the rawness and complexity that is human relationship was short-changed.
There's two options here: if you open up, it will overwhelm you with pure emotion. If you approach it through cultural distance, timing the length of sex scenes with the chronometer of political correctness or dissecting the class stereotypes (I never felt the characters were trapped in stereotypes; they were individuals, rich and complex) then you'll contemplate your cynicism eating your empathy out.
I read in an article that the director tried to get one of the actresses to lick snot out of the others nose but they refused. He also took really long takes, wouldn't yell "cut" for hours, because he said "As soon as you yell CUT, people get on their cellphones, go pee, and so on". Do not take a part in one of his films unless you have a very strong bladder.
Like "To the Wonder" I cried from sheer delight & awe. Story was so strong it ripped my insides. Sex was so much in my face I could smell their wetness. The love was the cutest most real thing have seen in years. No ideation crap: just truth.An actress for the ages:Adèle Exarchopoulos. She smells like a 19 year old: cocky, brags, flaunts, craves, drools, slides, sizzles, daydreams, fucks, moans, slurps:épatante quoi.