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 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…
I'm currently writing this on my couch in the fetal position.
I think it's suffice to say, my day has been ruined.
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.
What a beautiful story.
I adore Michelle Williams, she has such a realistic sense of being, she doesn't even have to try and get the audiences attention, she just is herself and she is easily lovable. Ryan Gosling is always such a beautiful watch, he carries himself so strongly and he really puts himself out there for the audience, to make you feel.
This story shows how a relationship, is absolutely care-free in the beginning, how everything is just...so easy, loving someone, getting to know someone, having fun with someone, is just so easy. But then you get older and you get married and everything starts to get complicated and things can just easily fall apart. People fall out of…
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…
Completely depressing but beautiful in every way, Blue Valentine is romantic but so anti-romantic at the same time. Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams are absolutely brilliant, as always. Their raw emotion is deeply powerful and their chemistry is outstanding. The film's structure, constantly going backwards and forth, works incredibly well, allowing us to engage with both characters whilst each have their own unlikeable characteristics, and the cinematography is beautiful. Whilst this film tears me up inside every time, I absolutely love it.
Depressing as fuck..
soundtrack is boring and grizzly bear guy has done better. movie itself is Quirky and Cute
I watched this to get an idea of the director's style before A Place Beyond The Pines comes out, wasn't what I was expecting but wow.... great performances, the writing elevates minor details into meaningful, dramatic moments. Can't wait to see more from this guy
Alvorens de poorten van het kaskrakerseizoen geopend worden, komt er op de golven van een zwoele zomerbries het ideale tegengif voor de infantiele zomerleut de multiplexen binnenwaaien. 'Blue valentine' heet het kleinood en de film in kwestie is een wrang en volwassen relatiedrama waarin relaties niet afgeschilderd worden als onconventionele tienerromances (we denken aan '500 days of summer') of zoals in een zeemzoete chick flick. Neen, met 'Blue valentine' lijkt het zelfs alsof de geest van Ken Loach of John Cassavetes zoek is geraakt in het gesuikerde romcom-land.
Net als in '500 days of Summer' (of François Ozons '5 X 2', voor de cinefielen onder u) volgt 'Blue valentine' het volledige verloop van een relatie in een versplinterd parcours: de…
Cianfrance's dialogue has to be largely ad-lib. This and Place Beyond both feel almost like guerrilla documentaries for much of their runtimes. Gosling and Williams are both exceptional.
Drama, Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams
A very realistic relationship drama, a couple is having a bit of a hard time and things just begins to unravel more and more. Both stars give a very believable performance as they struggle to remain lovers. Ryan is awesome as always, and I think Michelle did excellent too because I couldn't send her most of the time. I'm not siding with either of them but as a man I can relate to Ryan's character. Both have their issues and they are portrayed perfectly, now i think I've said that enough. This isn't a feel good movie by any stretch but from a lot of reviews I expected it to be a lot more sad. That's why it has sat on my DVR for a month, I'm glad it wasn't. If you waited this long to see it like me don't wait any longer it's worth the watch.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.