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Blue Valentine (2010)

Director:
Derek Cianfrance
COUNTRY
USA
GENRE
Drama
NORWEGIAN TITLE
Blue Valentine
RUNNING TIME
112 minutes
Producer:
Lynette Howell
Alex Orlovsky
Jamie Patricof
Carrie Fix
Doug Dey
Jack Lechner
Screenwriter:
Derek Cianfrance
Cami Delavigne
Joey Curtis


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Dean Ryan Gosling
Cindy Michelle Williams
Frankie Faith Wladyka
Jerry John Doman
Bobby Mike Vogel
Marshall Marshall Johnson

 

Review

Two of the most talented actors of their generation, Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams, give impressive duelling performances as a young struggling couple in this depressive dissection of a marriage which has lost its spark. There's a lot of arguing, quite a few tears, and the occasional tenderness. To put it short, a 2010 working class version of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?. As directed by young Derek Cianfrance, the film is a strenuous but also riveting experience, because it is told with such conviction and urgency, and because Cianfrance boasts a remarkable attention to realistic and recognizable details, even if the subject matter is as old as the history of human relationships.

 
Copyright 27.3.2011 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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