Hailed French filmmaker Abdellatif Kechiche’s adaptation of Blue Is The Warmest Color, Julie Maroh’s graphic novel, centers on a 15-year-old girl named Adèle (Adèle Exarchopoulos) begins to realize that she is not like the other girls in her class.  Adèle dates one of her male classmates but does not feel anything for him even after a sexual encounter.  What does capture her imagination is the blue-haired girl that passed her on the street. Soon Adèle is discovering her sexuality, which results mostly in awkward encounters until she has a chance meeting with Emma (Léa Seydoux) the blue-haired girl she saw earlier.

This film is a relationship movie with several explicit sex scenes woven into the film that try to display the intense passion the two girls have for each other.  We see Adèle become consumed with Emma to the point that she has no life outside Emma and her circle of artist friends.  This fixation results in paranoia and betrayals that can be typical of most relationships.  The realism of the relationships and the characters responses to them help make the 3 hour run time seem like a typical 2 hour film.  Adèle Exarchopoulos embodies the girl who finds her first love and desperately clings to it.  Léa Seydoux plays it cool yet hides her tender and fragile heart.  The girls together have a good chemistry.