2.52pm – Regret choosing this one to watch, 3hrs 5min long! Ergh. Oh well, must try to ignore the timing. Wow, I must be in a good mood lol [just did my SAT exam so that’s probably why!]
6.44pm – So. Tired. I don’t really have a reason to be, especially at 6.44pm lol. Anyways, here’s my review of Betty Blue & sorry if it doesn’t make sense, I can barely keep my eyes open!
First scene is a sex scene so prepare yourselves to watch this without your parents or grandparents. In one scene, she kisses his penis goodnight. Very sexual movie, but alas, it is French.
Béatrice Dalle [Betty] has hairy armpits!!! So gross.
The couple painting the shacks would be quite boring to watch but somehow Jean-Jacques Beineix managed to make it watchable, probably with the added jazz music. There was also another scene where three men are talking about olives and for some reason that didn’t bore me.
Betty types up Zorg’s novel on a typewriter and thank heavens we have computers now! Every time she got a letter wrong, she’d throw the paper away.
Even though they’re for men, there are some gorgeous silk dressing gowns that look a bit oriental!
For the first half of the movie, I thought the director had got it wrong and that Betty didn’t have a mental problem, she’s just got a short temper and probably bi-polar but towards the end, she gradually gets worse and I realized that they were only the beginning. So, at first I thought it was going to be crap because she didn’t seem crazy but it does work because there’s a realistic increase in her mental instability.
Jean-Hugues Anglade looks like a cross between two of my friends, Ollie and Rufus… its very weird to watch!
There’s a very powerful scene towards the end where the madness of Betty is revealed and she’s chopped off parts of her hair and put make-up on like a child. Zorg realises that she’s crazy but goes into serious denial and tries to make him seem crazy by putting food all over his face. My description doesn’t really make it sound powerful but it was.
Crap review but whatever. it’s a good film but… don’t watch the director’s cut, its too long. Its not so long that its no longer enjoyable [there’s not really a dull moment] but it is too long.