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Reesiepie’s review published on Letterboxd:
This review may contain spoilers.
Film #9 of the Scavenger Hunt Challenge!
Task #13 A film with a colour in the title!
Turns out that without even realising, I watched the Director's Cut. Which is long.
And because of this, I was actually quite angry at times during this film.
At the start I took Betty to be a spoilt pouty French teen who needed to grow up and get a grip. As the story got darker and it became obvious that Betty was actually quite unstable, I was more and more annoyed that her 'friends' were too busy partying and didn't intervene to either seek help or support her.
I was uncomfortable with the way mental health issues were dealt with, but then of course there wouldn't have been a story otherwise.