Blue Valentine ★★★★

‘I dunno, I just got a feeling about her. You know when a song comes on and you just gotta dance?
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Sometimes you come across a film so heartbreaking that it’s almost addictive, you know that there won’t be a happy ending or at least the ending you want and yet you still put yourself through the motions over and over again despite this. I found myself so involved in not only the relationships but the individual characters that I desperately wanted it to work out but unfortunately that’s not the way life goes all the time. Gosling and Williams have a spectacular on-screen chemistry that makes their ups and downs as a couple so believable. Although I loved other dramas in a similar vain such as Marriage Story and Kramer Vs Kramer, Blue Valentine has a special place in my heart and not just because I’m a big Gosling fan. The film is devastatingly beautiful.