Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Blue Valentine (2010)

Saco Cinemagic with Sheila on 2/21/11
This film is absolutely brutal to watch. Neither Ryan Gosling nor Michelle Williams are my favorite actors, but they both have such raw hopelessness in this film that it's hard not to be heartbroken as they fall apart. The flashback scenes don't feel out of place or jarring within the story. It doesn't hold any punches, showing domestic abuse, abortion procedures, fairly graphic sex (there's a reason this was originally rated NC-17) and occasionally violence. I'm glad that I saw it, but I never need to see it again. Also, who thought a spinning bed was a good idea?
My Netflix rating: 4 stars

New Movies in Year Three: 6

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