Saturday, July 9, 2011

Blue Valentine


"Blue Valentine is an intimate, shattering portrait of a disintegrating marriage.

On the far side of a once-passionate romance, Cindy (Michelle Williams) and Dean (Ryan Gosling) are married with a young daughter. Hoping to save their marriage, they steal away to a theme hotel. We then encounter them years earlier, when they met and fell in love—full of life and hope.

Moving fluidly between these two... time periods, Blue Valentine unfolds like a cinematic duet whose refrain asks, where did their love go? Framing the film as a mystery whose answer lies scattered in time (and in character), filmmaker Derek Cianfrance constructs an elegant set of dualities: past and present, youth and adulthood, vitality and entropy. The rigor of his process is visible throughout the film. Eliminating artificial devices, he has only the truth of the characters to work with. Because Gosling and Williams bring amazing intensity and emotional honesty to their roles, the experience of connecting to these two souls becomes truly moving."
Truly one of the most heartbreaking films I've ever seen.
Having been with my hubby since I was 16, we've had our share of ups & downs....and watching this couple struggle onscreen, well... a few scenes really hit home. 
It makes me appreciate "us" even more. 
True Love isn't always easy, but it's so worth it.
If you haven't said anything sweet to your man yet today, please give him a little wink and tell him he's cute... something!  Don't lose that spark! 

If you haven't seen this movie, yet... what are you waiting for? It's a beautiful and sad and BRILLIANT!




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3 comments

  1. that sounds like an amazing movie. is it out on dvd?

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  2. okay this i NEED to see. thanks for sharing.

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  3. We rented that about four weeks ago and I cried like a big baby. Such a good film, but such a tough ending :(

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