Violets Are Blue Movie Review Summary

Actors: Sissy Spacek, Kevin Kline, Bonnie Bedelia

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This film is set in Ocean City, MD. Two high school sweethearts are reunited after fifteen years. Gussie Sawyer is a globetrotting photographer returning to her hometown on vacation to visit her parents. Henry Squires is the editor of the small town paper. His marriage to Ruth (Bedelia) is on the rocks and her appearance is not the least bit helpful. Gussie is unfulfilled with her life despite a successful and adventurous career in journalism. Henry is also rueful for never having ventured beyond the town he was raised in, as he has inherited his father's newspaper.
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The sparks between the former lovers are easily rekindled as they work on a story for the paper concerning the welfare of the ponies of Chincoteague Island. The two think about what might have been, what still could be but realize that it will never work. Henry won't walk away from the people that need him and the life he knows. Gussie cannot give up the career she has made. Still he is tempted to board Gussie's plane and fly away with her as Ruth waits with uncertainty for him to return. Violets are Blue is a slow paced drama with great scenic views and good cast.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Polit/Social/Race/Gender activism    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   tree-huggers/environmentalists Married, fooling around?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   journalist Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Southeast Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   touching of personal anatomy    -   seeing nude male butt    -   sex under blankets Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing

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