Michelle Williams: "Can you tap dance?"
Ryan Gosling: "No."
Blue Valentine, also known as Don't Get Married: The Movie, is no 'romance' movie. In fact, it is the anti-romance movie. Derek Cianfrance presents to us the story of the marriage between Dean and Cindy, and, by doing so, delivers one of the most excruciatingly honest depictions of love and relationships that has been put to screen in contemporary cinema. The film cuts back-and-forth between time periods, with the primary storyline focusing on the unraveling of Dean's and Cindy's marriage, and flashbacks that show how their relationship initially developed. While such a structure could be jarring, it is not here. The story is pieced together in a way so…