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Take This Waltz
Michelle Williams plays twenty-eight-year-old Margot, happily married to Lou (Seth Rogen), a good-natured cookbook author. But when Margot meets Daniel (Luke Kirby), a handsome artist who lives across the street, their mutual attraction is undeniable. Warmly human, funny and bittersweet, TAKE THIS WALTZ deftly avoids romantic clichés and paints an unusually true and unsentimental portrait of adult relationships.
”I’m afraid of connections.”
This line of dialogue is spoken by the film’s protagonist, Margot, a pretty tomboyish journalist and the type of person who only ever exists within the world of films. She is in fact talking about the connections made at airports but the line is obviously smothered in laughably unsubtle subtext just in case the audience misses writer-director, Sarah Polley’s intent. Frustratingly it is representative of a film that is so on-the-nose and contrived that it is impossible to invest in this young woman’s dilemma. That dilemma comes in the form of a tentative affair with her neighbour whilst the romance in her marriage has long since subsided into passion-free contentment.
Polley’s debut feature, Away from Her,…
I have now been thinking about this film for a good 24 hours, and I can't decide what to write. I give up. Here's a few random thoughts:
1. Michelle Williams is amazing. Absolutely astonishing. Her character is both attractive and annoying as all get out. I don't know how she manages to give such a layered performance. She's wonderful.
2. The colors and use of light are stunning.
3. Sarah Silverman needs to do more dramatic work. She's terrific here. I tweeted her so, and thus I am sure we'll see some more drama soon. She always does what I tweet her. She trusts my judgment.
4. This movie is painful and beautiful. It's not what you expect from Hollywood -- it's about how things really work out.
5. There are flaws, but the overall emotional force and Williams's performance overshadow them.
See it. It's like, good, and stuff.
Straight up, this movie looks absolutely gorgeous. Some dude named Luc Montpellier is the cinematographer and I think that the Canadian government should pay this guy a salary of fifty thousand dollars a year, for the rest of his life, just because of how gorgeous this movie looks. I guarantee that Toronto has never, and will never, look better in a film. All the colors are rich & vibrant, and the camera movement is out of sight. See this movie just to see how gorgeous it looks. Now, on to the film itself.
I see the film as the idea of the Manic Pixie Dream Girl put into a real world person and how terrible that idea actually is. The character…
If someone were to point out my favorite thing(s) to read, even more than a great novel, it would be essays about something that affected them so deeply that they felt compelled to write about it. It can be short, or it can be 20 pages long. A great author of this approach would be Lester Bangs, who wrote beautifully indulgent music reviews in such an intensely personal way that were so resonant, that for the right reader, you might want to hug the guy for articulating exactly what music can really mean in a way that you’ve been trying to express yourself. I certainly didn’t always agree with Bangs, but I always identified with how insanely wonderful the experience…
Part of A Film A Day
"You think everything can be worked out if you just make the right move? That must be thrilling... Life has a gap in it. It just does. You don't go crazy trying to fill it like some lunatic."
Take This Waltz is a film I wanted to love so much, but I just couldn't bring myself to ignoring all the flaws the film had. Personally, I watched this because of Seth Rogen and Michelle Williams, whom I absolutely love; in this film, and out of it. Williams gives a magnificent performance as Margot, an insecure, middle aged woman who's married to Rogen's character, Lou.
Now, I had a teacher once who said that Seth…
muito bonito, muito fofo, muito REAL
não assistir em casal
Michelle Williams nailed this role. I could really empathize with her character throughout. The confusion, the loneliness, the excitement, the frustration, all of it comes through so plainly due to her ability to show such depth and range of emotion from one scene to the next.
Sarah Silverman was one of the few weak points of Take This Waltz in my opinion. Her scene near the end just left me scratching my head.
Like many movies this was shot near my hometown in Toronto, but it was refreshing to see that it was also set there. The cinematography made Toronto look gorgeous and it was nice to see so many familiar places as well as Canadian music in a movie. Apart from that there wasn’t much to enjoy here. The film was slow paced and overlong. It felt like this basic story was dragged out as long as possible. The plot was all over the place and I was never quite sure what the main characters intentions were as she floundered around aimlessly throughout the film. Because it wasn’t clear what she wanted, it was hard to know what to root for and I ended up just really disliking her for the most part. It wasn’t funny either, just very melancholic and bland with nothing really to hold your attention.
My favorite performance by Michelle Williams. Great writing. Beautifully told. I can't remember a love story keeping me on the edge of my seat before. Loved this film!
Rumput tetangga lebih hijau ketimbang rumput sendiri. Kira-kira itu inti cerita film ini. Tak ada yang kurang dalam hidup Margot. Suaminya selalu di rumah. Pandai masak pula. Kebetulan kerjanya memang menemukan dan mencoba berbagai resep masakan berbahan ayam untuk kemudian diunggah ke situs masakan miliknya. Namun, kenyamanan itu dirasakan Margot menjadi keehidupan yang datar-datar saja. Bibit kebosanannya menemukan tempat berbiak pada seorang tetangga barunya yang tampan. Bisa diduga, dimulailah masalah yang menggoncang keutuhan rumah tangga Margot.
Well, on the plus side: I now know Toronto is a beautiful town.
I will not take this waltz...too twee
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