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Violets Are Blue... (1986)

 -  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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Ruth Squires
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Bryant
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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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A Little Known, And Vastly Underrated Romance
8 June 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was vacationing in Ocean City, Maryland when this film was being made. I remember hearing on the radio that the production crew was looking for background extras for some early scenes in the film. I wish I had tried out for one! I have always had a soft spot in my heart for this film, not simply because I love Ocean City, but because this movie is proof that a simple story, told with honest sincerity, can rise head and shoulders above flashy production values and overblown dramatics. Spacek and Klein do quite well with their lead roles. Low-key dramas like this seem more down to Earth because this is how real people such as ourselves would act in similar situations. By wisely omitting any shots of the many high rise condominiums of northern Ocean City, the filmmakers have done an excellent job of portraying this as a small coastal town. If romantic sentimentality is not your thing, you'll probably yawn through this movie. But if you're the type of person to often look back and wonder "what if," then Violets Are Blue is certainly worth your time.


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