Summary: The film is about a look into the life of a contemporary married couple that is seen through the lens of different time periods in their relationship. This movie has brilliant acing and also outstanding directing.
Excerpt: “You gotta be careful with that. You gotta be careful with the person you fall in love is worth it... to you.” The movie focuses on a married couple, Dean Pereira (Gosling) and Cynthia "Cindy" Heller (Williams) with their joys and struggles. Its highlights were the character development (must watch scene with Gosling singing and playing the ukulele and Williams dances and as charming as ever/the heartbreaking scene in the end), authentic screenplay and impressive camera...
Excerpt: Since I recently re-watched The Place Beyond the Pines (great movie), I thought I'd share my thoughts on director Derek Cianfrance's first directorial effort: Blue Valentine. A lot of people have pointed out that even though the title is associated with Valentine's Day, and it is technically a romance movie, beware: do not watch this film if you want to have fun. And whatever you do, don't watch it with your date.
Summary: Realistic and honest, and both beautiful and tragic, Blue Valentine grips you and never lets go. Gosling and Williams give astounding performances, truly heartbreaking, devastating performances. This film is unforgettable and powerful. One of the best films of 2010!
Summary: Conveys all the positive and negative aspects of a relationship, with believability. This story is portrayed in a realistic manner that makes you forget you're watching a film. The tremendous acting, from the two leads, brings us closer to feeling the emotions of their characters. The result is truly heartbreaking.
Summary: Love isn't like a romantic comedy - it's much more like Blue Valentine - at turns heartbreaking and utterly undeniable - Gosling and Williams are both outstanding. It's not always easy to watch, but love isn't supposed to be easy - you have to work for it and it doesn't always work out. Watch it - you won't regret it.
Excerpt: I've never been married...and movies like this make me wanna stay single for the rest of my life.... Still, "Blue Valentine" is excellent in many ways. For starters, the performances are very truthful. Gosling and Williams are totally believable.* *Acting, for lack of a better word, is LYING. Actors like to think of themselves as something more-than-what-they-are...but let's be honest: they're professional liars -- and some are better than others.
Excerpt: The movie that Revolutionary Road tried to be (you see, you have to show the couple HAPPY at some point to feel sorry for them!) is on display here, as we see two young individuals fall in love quickly, get married, only to have the marriage slowly dissolve. I thought Michelle Williams really stood out here, as her character's hopelessness, insecurity, and frustration were downright believable.