Blue Valentine

Director - Derek Cianfrance

Genre - Drama/Romance

A marriage implodes from within and it's not a pretty sight. No, we're not talking about Mel Gibson's marriage. This here is the complete opposite of a date movie and those plunging into relationships should back the hell away. Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams play a married couple who fight with each other constantly, caught in a heartbreaking reality of their once happy union turning excruciatingly sour. Will they be able to save the matrimony for their sake and their daughter's? Flashbacks of when they were blissfully romantic and unaware of the storm coming fills the movie with a bittersweet nature. Those who think it's easy being in a relationship will think twice when they watch this. It's hard to pinpoint what exactly happened to cause the disintegration of their love. Gosling and Williams hit it out of the ballpark with their truth-seeking, controlled acting. Basically, what you have here is a horror story for fresh couples or those who are thinking of partaking in relationships. It doesn't take much to start falling out of love. Not much at all.

3.5 STARS!

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Rafael said…
This movie bored me almost to death. She wants to be with him, he wants to be with her. So what's the effin deal? Gosling is, as always, good but one thing can't save this movie. I was really looking forward to it and it was a huge disappointment.
Too bad for you. We thought it was quite a good watch. You must admit it is a very matured look at relationships. Nothing is glossed over.
Anonymous said…
I haven't seen the movie yet but my friends that I work with at Dish told me they had watched it and loved it. I read some reviews about it and Michelle and Ryan are some of my favorite actors so I can't wait to see it. I ran across it on Blockbuster @Home and it should be arriving in the mail soon. Luckily I don't have to return it right away. I'll let you know what I think about it.