Violets Are Blue...
Violets Are Blue... (1986)

This small-town romance may be trying to ride the coattails of the Big Chill that also featured Kevin Kline. Kline plays Henry here, and when the film opens he and his love Gussie Sawyer (Sissy Spacek, wife of director Jack Fisk), are… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: April 11, 1986
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Critic Score: 57% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

It's not necessarily the movie we expect it to be, and Spacek doesn't necessarily play the role we expect from her. It's a movie about adults making some hard choices, facing some inflexible realities in their lives.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality & Practice

Addresses the complex choices many people have to make as they come face to face with the dreams of their youth and the realities of middle-age.

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William Wolf
Gannett News Service

It's worth seeing Violets Are Blue just to enjoy superb stars Sissy Spacek, Kevin Kline, and Bonnie Bedelia. But the picture, directed by Jack Fisk and scripted by Naomi Foner, has other attributes.

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James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

Disappointing romantic muddle

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Flixster Audience Score: 30% Flixster User Reviews
jay nixon
Slow moving but not bad film, Kevin and Sissy are good as always but Bonnie Bedelia wraps it up as the wronged wife.