January 25, 2010

Blue Valentine...

... is an independent film starring Michelle Williams and Ryan Gosling, it is currently playing at the Sundance Festival. These two actors are two very poignant actors who are so versatile. They are gems in the world of cinema. I am looking so much forward to this movie!

"Blue Valentine is an intimate, shattering portrait of a disintegrating marriage.

On the far side of a once-passionate romance, Cindy (Michelle Williams) and Dean (Ryan Gosling) are married with a young daughter. Hoping to save their marriage, they steal away to a theme hotel. We then encounter them years earlier, when they met and fell in love—full of life and hope.

Moving fluidly between these two time periods, Blue Valentine unfolds like a cinematic duet whose refrain asks, where did their love go? Framing the film as a mystery whose answer lies scattered in time (and in character), filmmaker Derek Cianfrance constructs an elegant set of dualities: past and present, youth and adulthood, vitality and entropy. The rigor of his process is visible throughout the film. Eliminating artificial devices, he has only the truth of the characters to work with. Because Gosling and Williams bring amazing intensity and emotional honesty to their roles, the experience of connecting to these two souls becomes truly moving."

The question, where did their love go, is so vital. Movies are based on this question, but it is rare that we get a raw explanation of where it went? Either somebody changes and their spouse can't adjust to these changes, or a third party is involved and the candle of love goes out just like that. I have not seen this movie, but from reading this synopsis, I am thinking we are seeing the evolution of the love between Cindy and Dean. And that is reason enough for me to see how it pans out.

Are there any movies you are looking forward to see?



  1. Wow, I can't wait. Not only because I find Ryan Gosling as such an amazing actor!

  2. You and me both, hon! Måske er det dig jeg skal hive med ind og se den når kommer hertil... og forhåbentlig i bio. Heh!

  3. 'white ribbon' ... not in USA yet...

  4. Jeg glæder mig... Ryan Gosling er den lækreste :) Hey! Kig forbi min blog, hvis du har lyst! Jeg kunne i hvert fald godt lide din, og vil forsat følge den :-)

  5. Ja, en del faktisk. Blandt andet Alice i Eventyrland, Brothers, Submarino, Boy ... Og nu har jeg glemt resten, men jeg har en liste med dem et eller andet sted i en eller anden skuffe:) Jeg glæder mig også til at se den, du omtaler.

  6. I'm looking forward to seeing this, too.