It is good enough to deserve another view or two, but it is just to heartbreaking. The story is a familiar one because it's the most common source of drama in life and art but avoids cliche and instead handles the subject with uncommon insight and grace. This style allows you to see how they fell in love with each other, but also showed the lack of foundation the ultimately doomed them. This is not an easy movie to watch. Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams floor me. Which leads me to the characters themselves, I don't think Cianfrance created them so that you the audience would take sides or try to decide which of them is right or wrong because I believe that these are two individuals who eventually realize that they're living not just with each other but also with regrets of the past, which make it very hard to be grateful,. Any sympathy I had for Cindy as a young woman caught in a relationship and family she did not hope for was overshadowed by the fact that she made the choices that led her there, and dragged others in with her.
We've all been there and it is painful. They simply don't craft scenes like this or give actors roles this fully realized in Hollywood anymore. Gossling and Williams are both superb in this film. They made me believe, they made me care, they broke my heart. Blue Valentine 2010 Subtitles Dean Pereira and Cindy Heller Pereira are a young, working class married couple - Dean currently working as a painter, and Cindy working as a nurse in a medical clinic - with a young daughter named Frankie. No matter what else is yet to be released, you will not see two better performances this year than Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams.
The two stories falling in love and falling apart are told in intersecting circles. He doesn't have any professional ambition beyond his current work - which he enjoys since he feels he can knock off a beer at 8 o'clock in the morning without it affecting his work - although Cindy believes he has so much more potential in life. What's genius about Cianfrance's story is that the dialogue doesn't hold any type of pretense to it. Dean, a high school drop out, comes from a broken home, where he never really had a mother figure. I honestly cannot make sense of it.
It's raw in every sense of the word. So many reviews talk about this being a story of falling in and out of love. They view it as something that is there or it isn't. Their performances here will be the kind that aspiring actors and theater students will learn from for years to come. It seems like somewhere along the way, Dean and Cindy just aren't in the same wavelength anymore. Through most of the film it is obvious that the only reason they stayed together as long as they did is because of their daughter, and their absolute love for her.
It's clear this was a labor of love for all involved and it paid off in spades. A memorable maxim: 'Girls spend their whole life looking for Prince Charming and then marry the guy who's got a good job and is gunna stick around. From their backgrounds it is obvious why. The story shows you the past, how these two characters met, what made them fall for each other, romantic and heartfelt. While I did enjoy this film it is most definitely not something I would watch often.
He is still infatuated with her, but she has moved on and there isn't any of the old spark left. He was so charming in his interactions with his daughter, and was also loving towards his wife enduring more rejection from her than most could, trying to breathe love back into the relationship. For want of any other description, it is terribly stupid. But 'Blue Valentine' shows a truth no cinema can shield us from. Dean, a high school drop out, comes from a broken home, where he never really had a mother figure. He'd be my poster-on-the-wall if I were 13. For some reason we think graphic torture is fine, but sex and nudity will be the downfall of us all.
The dynamic of goofy, doting father, and concerned, loving mother is brilliantly played, and creates some genuinely sweet and heartbreaking moments. One could argue that Cindy is right in that Dean seems too content, like he doesn't have ambition, he's short tempered and very demanding. Make no mistake, this is uncomfortable viewing not the sex, which serves the story quite well but the paranoia, pettiness and pugnacity in the couple's interaction. I'd love to feel he's better-off without Cindy, if only it weren't so heartbreakingly clear that he loves her and her daughter immensely. You're in a relationship that is failing, you know it's failing, the other person knows, your friends know, but it just hasn't reached that crisis point that forces it to end.
Gosling singing while Williams tap dances, what she reveals to Gosling on the bridge and how he reacts, the scene in the doctor's office towards the end. Cindy also comes from a dysfunctional family, with her own mother and father not setting an example of a harmonious married or family life. One of her previous serious. So there have been many attempts to capture relationships on the big screen that's not fantastical but more grounded and more honest. My favorite poem is T.
It's almost impossible to imagine anyone in anything coming close. Acting doesn't get better than this Dramas about a couple whose relationship is warm and fuzzy at first but then grows cold and bitter over time is not something new. They reach their nadir when he practically begs for affection, and she pleads with him to be more ambitious. These are two people with a very idealized and romanticized view of love. This script went through 66 drafts over 12 years and it shows in the attention to detail, the brilliant pacing, and the way it allows a look and silence to speak volumes.
That is what this film is about. It's quite brutal, emotionally, at times. He is chary of formal education, but has a philosopher's outlook. Even his outbursts seemed attempts to give her what she wanted. You don't have to go back to classic films in the 60s, you could just take last year's indie Peter and Vandy for example. If you have any legal issues please contact the appropriate media file owners or host sites.