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Realenur

This is an excellent film!

Ryan Gosling was NOT nominated for an Oscar for his perhaps best role ( I have not seen La La Land yet) Is a mystery to me!

I have trouble understanding that Dean can be blamed for that Cindy had unprotected sex with her ex, did not get an abortion, decided to start a family with Dean, 4-5 years later regret that she did not complete her studies to become a doctor.

Of course it's hard to be with someone who chain smokes, drinking beer early in the morning and are happy with just a simple life despite his high potential both for music, his humanity and empathy for older people. He is put in a very bad light at the end, which I think is unfair. I don't think she treats him nicely, though the magic and her feelings for him are gone. He tries to recreate the spark on the cheap hotel, which of course was a stupid idea. It was a hard movie to watch, not recommended for newly established relationships.

This film is made for $ 1 million and Ryan and Michelle lived together for a month to get better into their characters.

The film has many similarities with Williams film Take This Waltz.
4 years 10 months ago
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lololovesfilms

Don't watch "Blue Valentine" if you just got married!
5 years 2 months ago
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lachyas

Devastating. The emotional equivalent of a kick in the balls, only the kick is really skilfully executed and beautiful to watch, so you kind of have to admire it even as it's causing you horrible pain.
7 years 9 months ago
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The_Comatorium

Why did I do this to myself? Why did I watch this film the day before Valentine’s Day? I’m beginning to think that somewhere deep in my brain lies a section of tissue that loves to punish the rest of my brain. I knew what I was in for yet I hit play on my DVR anyway. I don’t understand it. I’m still glad I did it because I ended up loving the film.

Blue Valentine centers around the relationship of Dean and Cindy, two people who met by chance and fell in love. That sounds nice doesn’t it? That sounds like something you can curl up in your favorite PJs, get a nice glass of wine, pop in the DVD player, and just enjoy the romance. Well, there are some great elements but what you’ll ultimately get is a punch in the face. Right. In. The. Face. This is not a film to be viewed if you have recently gone through a breakup, but perhaps it’s what is needed to put things into perspective and get the grieving process into full gear. I know it hit me hard. Relationships are tough business. The relationship we see unfold throughout the course of the film is full of intensity from where we start to where we leave off. It’s a perfect example of how we roll the dice. Some people we meet will end up being people we love forever. Some people we meet will end up being people we hate. Sometimes we’ll meet a person and both of those things will happen. It’s necessary though. It’s necessary to go through these things. Sometimes you just have to get your heart ripped out and this film did a great job ripping mine out.

Derek Cianfrance is slowly becoming one of my favorite up and coming directors. His last film, “A Place Beyond the Pines” was a slightly flawed but overall fantastic film and now that I’ve seen “Blue Valentine”, I can’t wait for what he has next. The dude is a wonder behind the camera. There were a lot of scenes in BV that were done using a handheld camera and while the term “shaky cam” could possibly be used for some, what it did ws make the film more real. I didn’t think this was possible due to the fact that Cianfrance had both of his leads improvise many scenes but the camera added an extra sense of realism to the film. Long shots covering the length of conversation kept me interested in what was being said. The way in which Cianfrance also told his story was interesting. The film jumped from the beginning of Dean and Cindy’s relationship to the present day relationship. This, at least for me, kept the relationship as a whole in view. I didn’t forget what they went through at the beginning of the film because I was still being shown the beginning of the relationship at the end. This also laid the heavy on pretty thick as we are constantly watching them in love and in turmoil. It was very powerful.

Speaking of powerful, what performances by Williams and Gosling. They had some of the best chemistry on screen that I’ve ever seen and the fact that they improvised a lot of their scenes together makes it even more fascinating. Gosling has always been a solid actor to me. He collaborations with Nicolas Winding Refn have been a little off but he is a very capable actor who may have given his career performance in BV. Williams, who earned an Oscar nomination for her role, also is at her career best. Williams in particular was incredible once the camera was locked on her face, her eyes in every scene and her facial expressions were great to watch as you could tell she was losing herself in her character. Gosling was charming and also incredibly tragic. Both were incredible to watch.

I know I shouldn’t have watched this film with tomorrow looming, but I’m glad I did. It’s a tragic story but ultimately a real one. Relationships can be brutal beasts and not every single one ends with old age and grandchildren. It’s important to remember this and this film does a great job portraying what people have to deal with when they decide to fall in love. The film also boasts great music from Grizzly Bear and an end title sequence that is unique and uplifting. Great film.

4.5/5

http://thoughtsfromthebooth.com/2014/02/13/508/
7 years 9 months ago
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Joker of Gotham

The director did very well in this movie.
I do not want to see this movie, at least for now because this movie traumatized me. Is so sad.
Blue Valentine stars Michelle Williams and Ryan Gosling, and they do a spectacular job, Ryan Gosling, after seeing this movie, it is one of my favorite actors, he was fantastic, it was perfect. Should have been nominated for the oscar for best actor in a leading role!!
Michelle, yes she was nominated for the Oscar, great job.
The film depresses me a lot, the end of the film is a stab to someone who was rooting for the character of Ryan Gosling.
Realistic film without the happy ending.
4/5
8 years 4 months ago
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thaisquisito

This film destroys your heart every minute of it, and still you can't stop watching.. This movie made me fall in love with Gosling, this guy..he plays rolls! Blue Valentine is hard, difficult, but also beautiful and meaningful.
Bittersweet film, but I love it, I love it all. Favorite ♥
8 years 11 months ago
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Imemi

Pretty sad movie... I liked it but find the ending frustrating.
9 years 1 month ago
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camilocabrera22

This movie will break your heart in half.
9 years 2 months ago
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peggypotts

very believable depiction of both the buildup and breakdown of a relationship (though admittedly the break up part was far more believable than the getting together part, possibly because that's the side that got told with more detail and emotional depth). I wasn't emotionally affected, but I appreciate that it's well written, beautifully shot, and great in terms of character development.
9 years 9 months ago
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amtdn

First hour insanely good, the last forty minutes awful.
9 years 10 months ago
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fangtasia

Sad, but very good. One time watching is enough nevertheless.
9 years 11 months ago
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Cuadie

This movie tore me up. I love Ryan Gosling. But in this movie you're bound to hate him. You can see his intentions, but failing nevertheless. Depressing yet beautiful at the same time. I kept asking why.
10 years ago
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Ken_ny

Amazing film. Ryan Gosling blows it away here. The most realistic depiction of love I've ever seen.
10 years ago
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agarfields

cried for hours after I watched this.
10 years 2 months ago
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mmdude

In Brazil they titled the movie "Happy Forever" - I don't know if they just didn't saw the film or were just trolling the audience.
10 years 4 months ago

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