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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 hometown 20 years later. They talk, they get coffee, and then beer and jelly beans, until they find themselves to Jim’s mother’s house. As they familiarize themselves again, and the movie moves forward, it abandons its romantic chops to become a truly heartfelt and real film. A revelation of a movie.
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 »
I’m honestly glad i came across this site because I would have never seen this movie. After watching it’s crazy to think that this movie had a script because the dialogue was so natural and seamless. When following the two main characters the highs and lows hit more closer to home because of how real their relationship seems. One of my favorites this year.
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.
I thought this was an excellent film, but in no way would I have called this a “comedy,” even for adults. You *might* stretch it into a “feel-good” film, but that’s one heckuva shocker at the end without a content/trigger warning.
I enjoyed it so much that I wish it was a little longer so we could spend more time with the characters. It has a little bit of the magic that made the “Before Sunrise” trilogy so great.
Now I will cry forever.