This tale of two British men having a chance meeting at a club then spending an intimate weekend with each other knocked me off my feet. Chris New and Tom Cullen's chemistry was so sincere that I sometimes forgot I was watching a film, but that's also a testament to its confident direction and elegantly naturalistic script. It's a sexy film between two guys who engage in sex, but it goes deeper into the emotional lives of these two guys…
Blue Valentine delivers on every level thanks in no small part due to its two incredible leads fantastically played by Michelle Williams and Ryan Gosling. Both display a wide range of emotions as the film went back and forth from their initial courtship to their relationship's eventual collapse. Saying both have "chemistry" would be terribly simplifying it since I believe they inhabited their characters so fully and so realistically that there are moments in the film when it started to feel a little too real.