Blue Valentine - Blu Ray Review
Released by Madman Entertainment
an Oscar nom in tow for Michelle Williams (but sadly no win), Blue Valentine
turns an uneasy warts and all eye on a marriage in trouble.
One day, Gosling's Dean and Williams' Cindy are suffering under the
strains of six years together.
On a whim, the pair
palm off their young daughter to family and check into a crappy local motel to
try and recoup some of the love.
However, as the
night creaks under the weight of expectation, the cracks in their marriage begin
Blue Valentine is gritty, emotionally
raw and heart breaking in places. Interspersed with flashbacks to their first
meetings the films blessed with two compelling performances from a pair of
actors hitting their peak.
Two compelling actors
give their all to this and it soars because of it - it's not a comfortable watch
by any stretch of the imagination but thanks to a clever way the narrative
unfolds, it feels natural, upsetting and at times, tender way of looking at the
ups and downs of love.
Blue Valentine runs the
gamut of every raw and human emotion; it shines a spotlight on what makes - and
breaks - a marriage and because of Gosling and Williams, it really does feel
like a superior sobering two hander.
and yet poignant in the extreme, Blue Valentine is a powerful watch
Extras: Commentary, Deleted scenes, Q&A, making of
and home movies