Blue Valentine – Brilliantly Riveting and Sad

Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams in Blue Valentine

The film quietly and unobtrusively gives the audience a window to a couple’s marriage with a sense that something is awry.  It moves along and until the emotional tempo rises from a low rumble to a loud explosion.

The film is masterful in capturing through flashbacks the promises of the beginning of a relationship and the realities of  how two really different personalities united  suddenly together in a marriage by  an unexpected pregnancy can sometimes be fraught with issues in the long run.

It is painful to watch as you see two wonderful people really have to deal with the reality of their situation. The film wrenches you with the impossibility of their heartache.

Michelle Williams and Ryan Gosling are stellar in their performances. They capture every nuance and layer of their characters. They also exude great chemistry onscreen.

This film definitely deserves every critical acclaim and recognition it garners. It is a must see!

3 thoughts on “Blue Valentine – Brilliantly Riveting and Sad

  1. Its rawness and honesty may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but Blue Valentine stands as a necessary corrective to the myth of cinematic love. Good stuff here, check out my review when you can!

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