Written December 29, 2010
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 it was given the NC-17 rating - I've definitely seen much worse on PG-13 movies. Watching "Blue Valentine" felt like spying on the inner workings of a relationship between a new young couple and then an established married couple. At times it felt so personal, it was difficult to watch (but in a good way). AWESOME acting, AWESOME directing, AWESOME film making as a whole. LOVED IT and have been an avid movie fan most of my life and have given very few movies 5 stars, but this one definitely deserves it!
Written December 29, 2010
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 left to wonder if we are perhaps lower class or not smart enough to get the content or not rich enough to afford the ticket prices. Why are people penalized for not living in NY or LA. Boycott these pictures until they are released to a wider audience.
Written January 10, 2011
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 this movie. I would highly recommend this movie for anyone over the age of 21 who has been in a relationship for over a year. Enjoy it.
Written January 22, 2012
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 (not necessarily in love) mode to the 5 plus years later every day drudgery mode with unwanted sexual advances and "wifely duty" sex. Admittedly, I don't care for heavy dramas and relationship movies. For me, this was dull and the time just dragged on. You could see that she was a middle class girl who should never have hooked up with a lower class, blue collar guy. She got pregnant, so they got married; big shock that the relationship fell apart. They wanted different things out of life from the beginning. The fact that they never really worked on or nurtured the marriage showed the character’s immaturity and self-centeredness. They just represented so many of today's stupid, impulsive people who don't think things through. I just wanted to slap some sense into both of them.
Written January 16, 2011
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 enjoyed the feel I got from the acting and the way it was filmed all together. It made me realize a lot of things about my own relationship that I want to change.