Excerpt: The Film Hollywood loves wrapping up its love stories into one big happy ending. The filmmakers of Blue Valentine do not. Blue Valentine is about two separate love stories. One is a little bit wild and impulsive, between two very young people.
Summary: One note I certainly want to make is that I had considerable difficulty with the disc. Upon entering the main menu, pressing on any selection would cause the disc to lock up. Now, as many would suggest, I updated my firmware. It worked that day, so naturally I thought that was the trick.
Excerpt: Told in an innovative style that blends present moments in time with romantic past memories, "Blue Valentine" is the uncompromising portrait of Dean and Cindy, a young married couple who have grown apart, taking one night away from their daughter to try to save their relationship.
Conclusion: Blue Valentine is sure to leave many viewers speechless. Here is a film that bucks cinema convention and does it with a unique structural style; engrossing, realistic performances; and a dousing of despair that opens the film and never lets up.
Excerpt: You’ll often read movie scholars and critics discuss chemistry between actors, something that bonds them on scree and makes the whole project come together. It’s about more than a keen eye for casting, but something the actors just carry with them on set and on screen. The modern definition?
Conclusion: 'Blue Valentine' is a thought-provoking, provocative drama about the impossible intricacies of love. How does it work? How does it happen? And how does it go bad? 'Blue Valentine' doesn't directly answer these questions, but by watching Dean and Cindy, you can form your own conclusions.
Excerpt: Perhaps not one for a romantic Valentine�s Day date-movie � the clue is possibly in the title � Blue Valentine does however succeed in capturing something of the charm and magic of the moment when circumstances bring two people together, even if in the case of Dean and Cindy, it can�t quite pretend...
Excerpt: Nothing in the world has distorted our view of love more than the movies. Every two months we get a romantic comedy that features a couple falling in love, falling out of love, and then getting back together just as the credits are ready to roll. But reality doesn’t work like that.