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Re: Rate & Mini-Summarize the Last Movie You Saw
Blue Valentine (2010)
A film about a relationship between a young couple, starring Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams.
The film cuts between the start of the relationship when the two first meet, and a weekend years down the line when the couple are on the rocks.
I actually watched this about 3 weeks ago, but decided to watch it last night again to get a real opinion of the film. First of all, this isn't your typical 'love story', this is a completely realistic take on a young couple who maybe did too much too early, and what that can lead to.
This is an acting masterclass. Gosling and Williams are amazing in this, and the chemistry between them on screen (and I would imagine off the screen aswell) is just brilliant. Both actor and actress give two very different performances in the same film, in the scenes set in the past you can feel the love, but in thre scenes set in the present day you can feel the tension and the anger building up. They still feel for eachother, but it's getting hard for them to deal with eachother on a day to day basis.
It actually ends up getting pretty tough to watch, but on the other hand the flashback scenes are really fun to watch and there are plenty of laughs to be had as Gosling displays his UNGODLY charm. It is a very moving and emotional film aswell, and towards the end it had me choked up.
A brilliant film. Easily one of the best from last year, and something that I could watch again and again, despite it being a bit depressing. You really care about the characters, they are very compelling and they are very flawed but you want this couple to work it out. The performances are truly amazing, especially from Gosling who is seriously a brilliant actor and one of the best working today, and maybe my favorite actor to watch at the minute.