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Violets Are Blue... (1986)

PG-13  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  11 April 1986 (USA)
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Young love may endure in your heart and one day re-ignite, but reality may soon dowse the flames.

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Augusta 'Gussie' Sawyer
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Henry Squires
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Ruth Squires
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Ralph Sawyer
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Addy Squires
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Ethel Sawyer
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George
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Bryant
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Erin Malooly ...
Erin
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Kathleen
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After fifteen years of traveling around the world Gussie (Spacek), a famous photographer, returns to the Maryland coastal resort where she grew up. She meets her high school sweetheart Henry (Kline), now married and running the local newspaper he's inherited from his father. An awkward and tension-filled romance ensues. Written by Markku Kuoppamäki

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11 April 1986 (USA)  »

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As Violetas São Azuis  »

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One Day
(Love Song from "Violets are blue")
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Produced by Jay Gruska and Patrick Williams
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Courtesy of Atlantic Records
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Handsome, but dull, vapid example of the Woman's Picture...
28 April 2006 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

In a picturesque coastal town in Maryland, a married family man is reunited with an old sweetheart, a pretty photographer who's been traveling the world for the last fifteen years. Putting freshly-scrubbed Sissy Spacek in the role as 'the other woman' doesn't really sit right with us because, basically, it's tough to swallow Spacek as the proverbial homewrecker. Sissy's real-life husband Jack Fisk directed the film, and although he sets up some good-looking shots, he doesn't feel the need to involve us in this character's thoughts: does she have a selfish agenda or is she removed from all the confusion and heartache she causes? The screenplay is a limp, squashy mess--a compendium of Woman's Picture clichés--and Kevin Kline doesn't have much to do but stare at others thoughtfully or look conflicted. *1/2 from ****


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