A terribly intimate film.
I don't think I could ever watch this film again, seeing a beautiful relationship slowly twist into a lifeless corpse. The flashbacks placed are placed in this film at the perfect time to make me feel crushed.
I looked further into the production of the film after seeing it. and have to commend to brutal approach to creating this film. The director pushed for a real film, which makes the ending even more painful.
Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams are awful to watch on screen, in a very very good way. I felt like I was watching a genuine documentary on the youthfulness of a relationship not being able to hold off the burden of life.
Doesn't make me feel good at all, but since that wasn't the point, it's brilliant.