22.6.11

Film: Blue Valentine


This is a great love story.  Michelle Williams and Ryan Gosling trained for their roles to portray a couple for years.  The director Derek Cianfrance had the two rent an apartment together, buy groceries and live on a small fixed budget to research their roles.  The result is raw and real. 
I always pull for the under dog and this story is no exception.  I also believe that once you find love it doesn't just go away- You can't fall out of love with someone- You can have period of time where things are tough but that is why marriage vows say 'in good times and in bad'.  
The film bounces back and forth between 'real' time where the couple have a daughter and have been married for a few years to when their love first blossomed.  
The film was shot in 16mm for the flashbacks which gives it a dream like vintage vibe.  

Have you seen Blue Valentine? 

Click to read my reviews on two other Michelle Williams films:
Mammoth

16 comments:

jeanette from everton terrace said...

I ALMOST rented this last week but picked The Next Three Days instead - totally different films I know. It had me on the edge of my seat so I'm ready for a love story. Big Michelle Williams fan.

Erika Lee Sears said...

Yes! Loved. They are the perfect couple. :) I always think it's funny when they try to make people look old like for him they showed his receding hair line.

Pat Tillett said...

I haven't see it and probably will wait for it to either be on TV, or until one of my kids buys it.

Pearl said...

I've not seen it but have heard some good things...

I really need to see this, don't I?

Pearl

Pet said...

OK, I'll put it on my list.

la petite coquine said...

This is in my Netflix queue and I can't wait to watch it! John will probably tell me it's one of those painfully mopey movies I pick out, but I won't care!

Lenore @ Lather. Write. Repeat. said...

I have and I found it really sad and hard to watch...I guess that's what makes an impactful movie. They're both such amazing actors.

XO
Lenore

Amber Blue Bird said...

I did see this film and I fell in love with it. It a perfect film.

Reina said...

hmmm, no i havent, though now that you've given good reviews, i may just have to add this movie to my summer films list!

Jana said...

I have already some time ago and wanted to recommend but figured you would stumble upon it yourself.. Well, it watch hard to watch, hitting too close to home, I guess. Anyway. Great movie indeed!

anushka said...

i haven't and now you've added another to my list.. i need to get netflix asap. i totally agree with you on not falling out of love, good times and bad and that's what a marriage is all about.

Krystal said...

this movie has been on my list to see for awhile...still working on it! i didn't know that they had to live together first though, that is interesting!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

NO, I haven't seen this movie, but it sounds wonderful! a good chick flick!

Carol

LatteLisa said...

I haven't seen it yet but it's on my list, definitely.

heather said...

i just saw this movie and i loved it! SOOO real! ugh howit feels like being punched in the gut at times.

a new girl in vienna said...

i really want to see this film!

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