La vie d'Adèle
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Blue Is the Warmest Color (2013) More at IMDbPro »La vie d'Adèle (original title)

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Sex & Nudity


Very explicit nudity and sex scenes.

One sex scene between 2 women lasts nearly 7 minutes. This scene is very graphic and shows nearly full nudity (genitals are obscured, except for one very short instance lasting a second or two). They kiss passionately and strip nude, and suck on each others breasts. They are shown performing cunnilingus on each other for an extended period of time from several positions, including sixty-nine and from behind. No explicit nudity is shown as their genitals are obscured, although one character's shaved genitals are seen for a second as they transition. They then masturbate each other before climaxing. (This scene is very passionate and romantic. It is not done with the intent of being pornographic. No explicit sexual activity is shown, genitals are obscured.)

Two young women have sex. They are fully nude (with breast, buttocks and genitals), and kiss passionately. At one point, the lead actress's vagina is fully visible in a closeup shot while in a standing position as the second woman is seen on her knees actually licking it (This is unsimulated and the most explicit part of the film). They interlock their legs ('scissoring') and thrust energetically into each other before climaxing. This scenes lasts for about two minutes.

Two young women have sex. They are nude (with breasts and buttocks visible) and kiss passionately whilst one woman lies on top of the other. It is implied that the women are masturbating each other. They climax and lie in bed talking and kissing. This scene lasts for over a minute and is less graphic than the two mentioned above.

A young man and woman have sex. They are fully nude (with her breasts and buttocks visible, and his buttocks and genitals momentarily visible) as the woman thrusts on top of him. They kiss passionately and the man rolls over so he is on top. When he rolls over, his erect penis is seen, along with the woman's exposed vagina from the rear (visible labia), though it's a quick, blurry shot. He thrusts until they both climax. This scene lasts around two minutes.

A young woman masturbates whilst fantasizing about another young woman. She caresses her bare breasts and masturbates inside of her pants.

Two young women kiss passionately in a cafe. One sucks the others fingers and they begin masturbating each other over their clothing. One woman pushes the other away and they stop.

A young woman poses nude for a drawing. Her breasts and shaved genitals are shown in closeup briefly. In the same scene, the woman is then shown posing in a full body shot with her legs completely spread open exposing her shaved vagina (fully visible vulva and labia). This lasts for several seconds. Even though this pose is shown very graphically, it is done in an artistic manner.

There are several other scenes involving brief nudity, passionate kisses and sexual references.

Violence & Gore


Two teenage girls argue about whether one of them is a lesbian; the argument escalates with name-calling and accusations until they lunge at each other and fight briefly (we see them pulling each other's hair and yelling) until they are separated by others.

A woman and a younger woman argue about one of them being unfaithful; the argument includes yelling and shoving as the accused denies her infidelity; one shoves the other, shakes her then slaps her in the face before shoving her out of the apartment and slamming the door (the glass door shatters).



Swearing occurs infrequently, but is strong when it does.

About 12 F-words, 2 c-words, some uses of derogatory terms towards LGBT people.


None of this is done to excess, but more in a social manner.

Young men and young women drink beer while in a group outdoors and some are shown smoking cigarettes as well, a young woman drinks a beer and smokes a cigarette while preparing food for a party.

People are shown drinking alcohol in several bar scenes.

A man and a woman and a young woman drink wine with dinner in a few scenes, several people are shown drinking wine with dinner and toasting.

A man says that he and a woman have had some wine to drink before dinner.

People drink champagne at a party and alcohol at an art gallery.

A teenage girl smokes a cigarette in a schoolyard.

A young man and a young woman smoke cigarettes while sitting on a bench.

Two young women smoke on stairs outside a school, two women smoke at a dinner table, and people drink champagne at a birthday party.


The second half of the film features intense and emotional dramatic scenes.

OVERALL SCORE: 34/50. Despite the sex being shot more artistically than pornographically, this is a very mature and emotional film and is best suited for those 17 and up.

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Rated NC-17 for explicit sexual content

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