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Violets Are Blue... (1986)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 25 April 1986 (USA)
Young love may endure in your heart and one day re-ignite, but reality may soon dowse the flames.

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Augusta 'Gussie' Sawyer
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Henry Squires
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Ruth Squires
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Ralph Sawyer
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Addy Squires
Augusta Dabney ...
Ethel Sawyer
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Sara Mae
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George
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Sally
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Tony
Brian Sargis ...
Squid
Keith Sargis ...
Bryant
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Ben
Erin Malooly ...
Erin
Megan Malooly ...
Kathleen
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Gussie is a talented photographer who wants to break free of her small New England town and see the world. Henry wants to stay and run the the local newspaper. The two high school sweethearts go their separate ways until Gussie returns to visit her parents. Henry has married Ruth and had a son while Gussie is single. He has kept track of her career and still carries a torch for her. He invites her for dinner at his house one night and they begin an affair after Henry walks her home. Thus begins a bittersweet affair that proves you can't change the past or someone you love. Written by jacartist66

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There's a summer you'll always remember, and a hope that if you go back, it will all happen again. See more »

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$4,743,287 (USA)
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The picture is not a filmed adaptation of James Patterson's novel "Violets Are Blue" (2000) novel. The film was actually made and released around fourteen years prior to this book being first published. See more »

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Referenced in Serial Mom (1994) See more »

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The Vienna Blood Waltz
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Used by permmission of Play-Rite Music Rolls, Inc.
Music by Johann Strauss (uncredited)
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Handsome, but dull, vapid example of the Woman's Picture...
28 April 2006 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

In a picturesque coastal town in Maryland, a married family man is reunited with an old sweetheart, a pretty photographer who's been traveling the world for the last fifteen years. Putting freshly-scrubbed Sissy Spacek in the role as 'the other woman' doesn't really sit right with us because, basically, it's tough to swallow Spacek as the proverbial homewrecker. Sissy's real-life husband Jack Fisk directed the film, and although he sets up some good-looking shots, he doesn't feel the need to involve us in this character's thoughts: does she have a selfish agenda or is she removed from all the confusion and heartache she causes? The screenplay is a limp, squashy mess--a compendium of Woman's Picture clichés--and Kevin Kline doesn't have much to do but stare at others thoughtfully or look conflicted. *1/2 from ****


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