Blue Valentine: "Imperfect" and "disarming"

{ Sunday, January 2, 2011 }


One aspect I love about a new year is the certainty of new films hitting theaters. As I was browsing though upcoming films on Rotten Tomatoes the other evening, I fell in love with the plot summary of Blue Valentine, a heart-wrenching and raw drama about the ups and downs of a six year marriage. With the film's couple being played by Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams, the on-screen realism is sure to be spot on.
According to Entertainment Weekly, Blue Valentine director Derek Cianfrance relied heavily on emotional improv between the actors to attain the priceless, raw moments of the film- something that is destined to strike a chord within each viewer.
Shot out of chronological order, Blue Valentine takes on the familiar feel of films like 500 Days of Summer, but contains much heavier elements like depression, divorce, and domestic violence.
Blue Valentine is currently playing in select theaters, and will make its wide release on January 24, 2011.
Although the film will probably never see the light of day in my small college town, I hope to treat myself to this movie in Atlanta for Valentine's Day!

If you've had the pleasure of viewing this movie (you lucky few!), feel free to share your thoughts in a comment below.

-Lindsay

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