The first 1012 films are from The 1,000 Greatest Films list, and maintain the original order. The films that follow…
Nobody Baby But You And Me
The film centers on a contemporary married couple, charting their evolution over a span of years by cross-cutting between time periods.
I'm currently writing this on my couch in the fetal position.
I think it's suffice to say, my day has been ruined.
I'm not normally a fan of films that make it big at Sundance, partly because it seems every film that is shown at Sundance gets undeserved hyperbolic buzz and partly because many of those films are of the irksome quirky comedy variety. Thankfully, Blue Valentine is far from a quirky comedy and it is the first Sundance film in a long time that I genuinely liked.
A lot of the publicity surrounding the film focused on the rawness of the subject matter, the two performances from Gosling and Williams and the narrative structure that flits back and forward in time. For once the structure is not just a novelty (well it sort of but it does genuinely add something to…
Explicit show of the basic reality in love and marriages. There is nothing wrong with both the people involved. Both are good. Women want men to try and achieve something in their life after marriage. Men get content with what they have got. Materialistic achievements don't mean a shit when you have already married the most beautiful girl in the world to you and have a daughter that looks like an angel.
The ending would re-install hope if taken in a positive way. It will weigh your heart and sink it if you think it's all over.
I was first shown this film three years ago by the girl I was dating at the time, and honestly I really didn't think much of it because I was more focused on her than the film. Now here I am three years later finally revisiting Blue Valentine. This was easily one of the most heartbreaking films I've ever seen, and has me thinking, who the fuck suggests watching this with your boyfriend? I mean goddamn this is practically the anti-date movie.
I saw some of myself and some of my past relationships in this film, both good and bad, and that is what really did it for me. Not since seeing Her for the first time at NYFF two…
Blue Valentine is a film with two outstanding performances, ultimately failing to deliver its emotional punch to me because of its forced disjointed narrative.
Michelle Williams and Ryan Gosling are absolutely amazing here. They give their characters much needed realism, so that we can connect to them, a connection established from the get go by being allowed a glimpse in their family life. It does not take long, however, to figure out that not all is well.
Throughout the film we delve into their relationship deeper, guided by a narrative that skips back and forth through time. It is done in such a way that it never becomes muddled and for the better part of the film it adds an…
Derek Cianfrance brought two of the hottest young actors working today together for a dark, melancholic trip through the disintegration of a marriage. From love's first flush to the spiteful, hate-filled ending this could make you give up on love and that special someone you think is just for you.
Ryan Gosling is the "indie" darling that flits between the mainstream and the periphery of independent cinema. He manages to be just about the best thing in every movie he's ever been in and with Michelle Williams a class act that's willing to go that extra step and immerse herself in a role, this had two stunning performances that bristled with energy.
A film that flits between the present and…
saw this movie the day before my big, indian wedding and decided to leave my soon-to-be wife at the altar, running 30 miles through the dusty and windy streets of night-time Visakhapatnam in a delirious state.
now i'm effing supermodels in the cupid cove every night. best decision i've ever made. thanks, drunk gosling.
A beautifully constructed film that perfectly uses flashbacks as a storytelling device, and used in a way that uses the past so incredibly opposite to the destructive present, in the lives of the dysfunctional couple who so desperately are searching for the spark they had.
I would like to watch Two for the Road again. Not immediately.
my heart hurts
"Think about Frankie, just think about her."
GOOD ACTING GIVES ME LIFE
I don't know what it's like to be in a relationship. This movie I think showed me honestly.
I feel sick.
why are men such pieces of shit
A sad and haunting portrayal about what happens when you fall in love and devote yourself to a person who neglects and takes you for granted. This film is incredibly sad and haunting yet powerful and true. Ryan Gosling is fantastic and gave it 100% the entire time. I love the structure and the way the film was edited which really helps tell the story. Derek Cianfrance did a great job writing and directing this film.
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