Blue Jay ()

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Shot in black and white to be the best dialogue-driven, character-study film it can be; Blue Jay stars Sarah Paulson and Mark Duplass in a cozy, slow-burning film. Their characters, respectively Amanda and Jim, are former high-school sweethearts who run into each other in their hometowns 20 years later. They talk, then get coffee, and then beer and jelly beans, until they move to Jim’s mother’s house. As they talk, and the movie moves forward, it abandons its romantic chops to become a truly heartfelt and real film. A revelation of a movie.

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At first, I was hesitant to see the movie because of its “blackwhitedness”. I don’t know.. But the black and white color reads very nicely in this movie and it’s a very nice movie to watch. This is the type of movie you watch curled up in your bed with your lover on a rainy day (or in my case alone on bed during summer break). The two past lovers find a comfortable place in their relationship, they laugh, they fight, make up, etc. I guess the movie is very “human” and that’s what makes it so easy to watch… Read more »

This is an incredible film! Became one of my favorites for sure since watching it.


I don’t understand why this is rated as “grown-up comedy”. I cried my eyes out when watching. This hits so close to home.

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