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Take This Waltz
Twenty-eight-year-old Margot is happily married to Lou, a good-natured cookbook author. But when Margot meets Daniel, a handsome artist who lives across the street, their mutual attraction is undeniable.
”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.
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…
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…
Review In A Nutshell:
Sarah Polley’s Take This Waltz is a frustrating experience, it provides audiences with a look at the difficulties of marriage, how there will be days where one would lost that sense of spark, and everyday becomes mundane and uneventful; protagonist Margot is finding herself slowly frustrated with her position, craving for something more, which an offer does arise with her across the street neighbour, Daniel.
Polley simply didn’t want the film to be your run of the mill take on marriage, friendships, and temptations; it attempts to become something much more, by attempting to flesh out the protagonist, provide her with complexities that make her feel like a real character, rather than a tool to push…
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…
I feel like I didn't really like this film? It's the kind of film I probably would like though so am struggling to comprehend why. I found Michelle Williams' character really unlikable. I didn't empathise with her at any level and the depiction of what is undoubtedly a horrible situation felt uninteresting and unauthentic. I felt like many of the scenes were unnecessary .
Lots of beautiful images though, the colours and overall design was lovely. Captured well as well.
And here we have some feelings.
I don't think take this waltz is supposed to feel so sad but it broke my heart once and it just did it again
Dont expect likeable characters. Only likeable people in this movie are Seth Rogan and Sarah Silverman (Usualy dislike her). This is more like a documentary about how dumb women are.
I didnt get the directors message, were we supposed to romanticize cheatin, or hate the main character. Gonna go with the later one. Rage inducing movie, that will feed misogynists.
Beautifully directed and shot, with some great performances but...this was pretty disappointing. I just couldn't connect with any of the characters and I just felt indifferent the whole time. There were a few great scenes though and it certainly got a little better towards the end. But I probably wouldn't ever watch this again.
When Seth Rogen and Sarah Silverman are the least irritating characters in your film you have a problem. For all its criticisms, the film does paint infidelity uniquely. It goes where the viewer doesn't want it to, which can be applauded, to a certain extent.
Seth Rogen has always been extremely far down on the list of people I thought would make me cry yet here I am
I'd literally watch anything for michelle williams
|- Unsicherheit in einer Beziehung
|- Emotionales Grübelwerk
|- Es fehlt jedoch an Würze / zu trocken erzählt
Here are some #DirectedbyWomen Film Viewing Possibilities... Will add MANY more soon...
Also building a major list here:
Movies about/starring women. I originally started this list just as a reference for myself, but hopefully others will find it…