Blue Valentine (2010)

“How do you trust your feelings when they can just disappear like that?”

What’s it about?

We drop in on the lives of a couple married for 5 years. They seem to be a happy family but as we spend more time with them, we see resentment, anger and frustration start a journey to a path that they may not come back from.


Who’s in it?

Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams.

Why should I watch it?

+ Brilliant performances from Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams
+ Feelings and interaction between them feels real and natural
+ Which makes the movie even more heartbreaking
+ Interesting methods of how the director got genuine reactions and dialogue (thanks IMDb)
+ Complete opposite of a standard rom-com
+ Ryan Gosling still manages to pull off a balding haircut
+ If you’re single on Valentine’s Day

Why shouldn’t I watch it?

– It’s pretty depressing
– If you’re having doubts about your relationship
– If you’re on a first date

Anything else?

Reminded me of (500) Days of Summer but less comedic and a lot more darker. Like it’s brother that spent 25 years in prison. It’s a scary thought how things you find endearing and charming about each other becomes the very things you can’t stand about them. A warning that love can give you everything, and leave you with nothing.


You might also like:
(500) Days of Summer
Half Nelson (Netflix)
The Place Beyond the Pines


4 thoughts on “Blue Valentine (2010)

    1. Hey, thanks! You’ve got some pretty interesting thoughts on your blog too. Enjoy your film marathon and let me know how much you loved (or hated) them!


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