film recommendation #5

Thursday, 16 June 2011


"How can you trust your feelings when they can just disappear like that?"

I knew I'd love Blue Valentine from the off.

With Michelle Williams and Ryan Gosling as the two central characters and producers, you just can't go wrong. Along with the most beautiful script and soundtrack (produced by Grizzly Bear), the film is poetically and visually effing brilliant.

It focuses on a working-class married couple going through the trial that is life. Switching back and forth from their past to their present, the difference in their happiness is heartbreaking. One moment you'll be smiling along with them as they discover each other, and the next you'll be crying with them as they struggle to laugh anymore.

That's why I wanted to watch this film - its purpose, which I read about so long ago now, was to be starkingly honest about real love. It's not perfect. It never will be. Hell, sometimes it just doesn't work out.

And I have to say - though some may find this unimportant - that the credits are the best I've seen in my life. Ever. I couldn't find a video of them to show you, so I'll guess you'll just have to see for yourselves...

23 comments:

  1. I really want to watch this now, Its one of those films that I never got round to seeing whilst it was at the cinema and now it looks like I might be spending my night watching this! haha :) i hope its as good as you say! :DD xxxx

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  2. totally agree! such a good film and like you said it really does get yo laughing one minute and crying the next!

    sarah x
    sjterrell.blogspot.com

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  3. Thank you for reminding me that I want to watch this film!

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  4. I REALLY need to see this movie.

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  5. my only sadness ab this movie was ryan gosling's receding hairline :)

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  6. I've seen that movie and it's really good! I totally agree with you :D

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  7. Completely forgot how much I wanted to see this film! xx

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  8. great recommendation. i'll make time to see it.

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  9. I should try and get around to watching this movie. It is definitely my type of film.

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  10. I've heard that this was really good.

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  11. Hm, I haven't heard of this film before! I'll have to look out for it.

    x Michelle | thefeatherden.net

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  12. I really want to see this movie- everyone has told me that it is really good! I'll have to rent it soon!

    star-crossed smile

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  13. Ahh I've wanted to watch this for so long but I want to even more now!
    Sounds incredible

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  14. I don't think I've heard of this film before, it looks like a good'un though!

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  15. really want to watch this movie now!!!!

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  16. It was such a brilliant film indeed. Visual articulation of what relationships can sometimes be. Beautifully shot and well acted. Loved it tonnes.

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  17. i saw loads of publicity for this but never got round to the cinema! so on my wishlist xx

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  18. Wowww! These photos are soo amazing.

    xx,

    Bonnie

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  19. I love your write up, I definitely want to see this film now!! x

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  20. I have been meaning to watch this for a while !

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