Blue Valentine

I have decided I am going to try and write more about film on this site. I am an avid movie goer so really it only makes sense.

Today I had the chance to go see Blue Valentine, a beautiful but tragic love story.
The film tells the story of love found and love lost through past and present moments in time. Flooded with romantic memories of their courtship, Dean and Cindy use one night to try and save their failing marriage. Staring both Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams, it is a honest portrait of a relationship on the rocks.

While Cindy has grown into a woman with opportunities and options, David is still the same person he was when they met, and is unable to accept either Cindy’s growth or his lack of it. Innovatively structured, the narrative unfolds in two distinct time frames, juxtaposing scenes of first love and youthful sexuality, with those of disenchantment and discord.

Blue Valentine brutally honest film, that documents the demise of a relationship and the heartbreak that comes with it. Although rather depressing, what made the film so enjoyable was the attention to detail and the everyday. Filmed using a number of close ups and with a handheld camera the film has a certain realism that makes you feel as though you are watching a documentary.

If you have the chance definitely go see this movie.

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