Sunday, January 16, 2011

Blue Valentine

Ryan and I went to see Blue Valentine last night after church. We both liked it. It is a really 'real' movie. I am not suggesting it to everyone, but we liked it.

REVIEW: 'Blue Valentine' a gripping tale of couple's ups and downs

“Blue Valentine” is special because it’s simple. It’s a love story about falling out of love, following the marriage of Dean (Ryan Gosling) and Cindy (Michelle Williams) as they move through critical highs and lows, the promising beginnings and the irrevocable ending.

The structure of the film is also simple. If it were charted visually, it would look like someone’s steady heartbeat on an EKG monitor. We go up… then we go down. Then back up again. Even if the ups and downs don’t result in the most pleasant experience, a flat line hardly makes for a relationship worth examining, either.

The story shifts from the past to the present, then back again. We draw comparisons and analyze the differences, the same way people do when they remember a failed relationship. There are so many great peaks. Where did it go wrong? The valleys will probably tell us.

The rest of the article here.

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