Actors: Jean Hugues-Anglade, Beatrice Dalle, Gerard Damon, Consuelo De Haviland
|Review Summary and Plot Commentary about Betty Blue|
|Zorg's life as a handyman repairing bungalows on the French Riviera is pleasant and relaxed until gorgeous, wild, and unpredictable Betty steps into his life. Suddenly he has passion and fabulous sex. When he loses his job they move and she gets work as a waitress. She discovers he has been working on a book and persuades him to submit it for publication, but each time it is rejected she flies into a thunderous rage. Over time, we witness the inability of Zorg's love and devotion to save Betty as she descends into total mental collapse. This 1986 Jean-Jacques Beineix film, based on Philippe Djian's reportedly autobiographical novel (the French title is "37.2 Degrees in the Morning"), is beautiful, stylish, erotic, and ultimately an emotional stunner. In her film debut at age 21, delectable Beatrice Dalle is a force of nature.
--David Loftus, Resident Scholar
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Time/era of movie:
Inner struggle or disability
Brain/Body not working?
- mental illness
- physically ill or deformed
- blue collar
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
- brunette (Brown)
- (man) short/standard straight
- (man) average
- Chest and Buttocks
Events of movie makes character more...
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor?
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Average intelligence
- average physique
Secondary Main Character
- brunette (Brown)
- (woman) medium/shoulderlgn straight
- buttocks and chest
How much in movie?
- general circumstances
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Movie makes you feel...
Sex/nudity in movie?
What kind of sex:
- actual description of sex
- seeing breasts
- seeing nude female butt
- Occasional swearing
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