Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Blue Valentine

I fell in love last week with a film that has been causing quite a buzz, Blue Valentine, starring Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams. The film is about a love story that speaks more to our generation without being overly dramatic or cliché. The story centers around Dean (Gosling) and Cindy's (Williams) relationship, sketching a portrait of who they were as individuals first, how they eventually met, fell in love, and ultimately began to face the hardships of marriage. Between flashbacks, the film follows modern-day Cindy and Dean, as they attempt to rekindle the flickering ember of their relationship before it goes out. Their relationship really makes you think about falling in and out of love with someone, and question if marriage can save or ruin a relationship. In Blue Valentine, you feel truly connected to their crumbling relationship full of highs and lows, due to the amazing performances by both Gosling and Williams. I left the movie crying and smiling, so it was definitely worth the $6 ticket and a box of Junior Mints.


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