Opening with a prologue set in 1969, VIOLETS ARE BLUE is about Henry Squires (Kevin Kline) and Gussie Sawyer (Sissy Spacek), two lovers who pledge eternal devotion despite their separation when Henry goes off to college. Gussie ends up leaving their small, oceanside Maryland town as well
and goes on to international acclaim as a photojournalist. Now, some 15 years later, she returns for a vacation to her parents' home. Henry, who inherited the local newspaper after his father passed away, is married to Ruth (Bonnie Bedelia) and father of an adolescent son. After meeting at a boat
race, Henry and Gussie rekindle their long dormant romance. The film's glossy style pr...