Blue Valentine Synopsis
The story of love found and love lost told in past and present moments in time. Flooded with romantic memories of their courtship, Dean (Ryan Gosling) and Cindy (Michelle Williams) use one night to try and save their marriage.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Extraordinary and beautiful.
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Halfway into Blue Valentine, a work so beautifully acted and emotionally honest it is my choice for best movie of the year, there's an...
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Gosling and Williams have the most palpable chemistry of any screen couple this year, never striking a false note in this achingly tender...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Blue Valentine is lushly touching and gorgeously told.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Here's one vote for the most affecting, anguishing, revealing and prophetic scene of the movie year-and yes, it's all of those things at...
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams give two of the most explosive and emotionally naked performances you will see anywhere. Just know...
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By Stephanie Zacharek
The faces of these performers - particularly Williams' - are the key to Blue Valentine.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
There's a loose, vérité vibe here, and times when both Williams and Gosling root down deep to deliver something resonant and true. But this...
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
All the movie's good style goes to waste on a not terribly compelling conceit and loosely sketched characters.
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The Hollywood Reporter

Ultimately, the heavy-handed and annoyingly obvious aesthetic wears thin.
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Blue Valentine

By thiland
I saw this movie at the Austin Film Festival back in October and while there were several awesome movies this one is my favorite! Ryan Gosling gets my vote for Golden Globe - hands down! Not sure why...

Boycott Limited Release Movies Now!!!!

By wfrank
Boycott limited release movies now!!!!! Since only a select audience is chosen to view these movies, one would beleive that the rest of us is not worthy of seeing limited release movies. We are...

Intensley Beautiful....

By JennRad
I loved this movie. The chemistry between these two actors was phenomenal. I felt what these two felt. Amazing. Heartbreaking. Intense. Sexual. Beautiful. Laughter. Every emotion in the book is in...

Blue Valentine

By lddcw
II saw this on cable the other day. There was much hype about the oral sex scene. Like most movies, the sex and nudity was gratuitous, but I guess they felt the need to contrast the happy, in lust...

Blue Valentine

By merandialeigh
Blue Valentine was a heart wrenching movie to watch but I would definitely see it again. I really liked the fact that it wasn't a cliche movie about love. It was so in your face and real and I...

Worth the Watch

By Promise_Rhodes
Artistic. Very geniune love story. Acting was spot on as Williams and Gosling portray a couple who's marriage is falling apart. There are many endearing moments between the two. I couldn't help but...

Movie doesn't leave me blue.

By michelef1
Sometimes movies about relationships turning sour are themselves unpleasant, but this movie does not fall into that trap. Michelle Williams is luminous and Ryan Gosling is passionate. They fall in...

Heartbreaking, amazing performances

By r66z
Ryan and Michelle are perfect! Probably my favorite movie of the year....

Left Me Blue All Right

By MovieManOfHouston
Blue Valentine is more of the same indie trash that seems to be the order of the day. This is a perfect example of the self-important writng/filmmaking that has indie world in such bad shape. When...

By jdbyrom

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Rated R | For Strong graphic sexual content, language and a beating
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Agonizing but beautiful adult drama about love and marriage.
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