372 le Matin (Betty Blue) (37.2 Degrees in the Morning)
372 le Matin (Betty Blue) (37.2 Degrees in the Morning) (1986)

Jean-Jacques Beineix's Betty Blue stars Béatrice Dalle as the title character, a mentally unbalanced and sexually aggressive free spirit who becomes involved with Zorg (Jean-Hugues Anglade), a repairman moonlighting as a writer. The two… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: April 9, 1986
DVD Release Date: October 12, 2004
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Critic Score: 77% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

A playful, meandering, somewhat confusing tale that hangs together as a portrait of demented love.

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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture

The movie was colorful and swirling and oppressive all at once, and in 1991, Beineix recut it not to slim it down but to add a florid third hour.

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Fernando F. Croce

Flows in a lambent pop style, warm to the touch and scarily intimate

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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out

If Betty Blue feasts on the bodies of its leads, it's this director's cut that fully establishes the movie's artistic bona fides.

Variety Staff

Dalle, a model, makes a moving debut as the desperate baby-doll who fails to mold reality to her own conceptions of happiness. Anglade is more introvertedly affecting as the lucidly casual, but devoted Zorg.

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Marty Mapes
Movie Habit

There can be beauty in tragedy, particularly when the key ingredient is the same in both

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Melissa Anderson
Village Voice

Curvy, ripe Dalle, only 21 at the time and in her first screen role, completely commits to the part.

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

If Betty Blue teaches us anything -- and there's a good chance it doesn't -- it's that life is full of little mysteries.

Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

Rarely seen in this country in the intervening 23 years, Dalle gives one of the all-time-great performances as Betty.

Flixster Audience Score: 90% Flixster User Reviews
Jim Hunter
A part-time writer, full-time handyman falls for a effervescent but troubled woman. Jean-Hugues Anglade shines in this French classic with a passionate,… More
Lesley N
Beatrice Dalle was a pin-up on many an 80's adolescent wall after this, her first role as the gorgeous, nubile, wild, flaky Betty. Twenty five years later… More
Pierluigi Puccini
Singular and extravagant characters driven by their most basic instincts. living love, lust and insanity to its fullest. Pictorially and musically beautiful. A… More
Barry Lappin
Typically obtuse french film...But watchable
xGary Xx
Unbelievably grim but archetypal doomed romance movie that reeks of French arthouse. Beautiful to look at, and Beatrice Dalle is both captivating and… More