Thursday, June 02, 2011

Movie Review - Blue Valentine

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Last night Sean and I watched Blue Valentine, probably one of the saddest -and realist feeling- movies I've ever watched in my entire life. We have been going back and forth on whether or not to watch it (because we knew it would be super depressing), but decided to see it when I read that people thought it was Michelle Williams and Ryan Goslings best films.

The movie is about a young couple who fall in love very quickly and over time have gotten to the point where they cannot stand the sight of one another. They love eachother, but they aren't ''in love''... and I think they've probably stayed together at this point for the sake of their young daughter. It's so real looking - they don't even look super attractive and watching them interact is heartbreaking. This is a couple that was at one point very much in love, but at this point they've simply outgrown eachother -- and when you live in a country with a 50% divorce rate it forces you to look inward (especially if you're married).

I think this is a great film for anyone to watch, because it teaches a lesson that is so prevalant in our society -- if you do not respect your partner and allow the ''spark'' to go out... this is what happens. Marriage is hard work, the hardest and most rewarding thing that two people will ever commit to. This definintly made me want to try harder in my own marriage, and work towards keeping that spark.

Fun Fact: Did you know that Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams rented an apartment for 30 days together so that they could ''learn'' how to naturally fight?

4 comments:

  1. I love this post! It's so true... marriage is much more than flowers and romance... It requires work from both parties, continual work. It reminds me of this quote:

    "We are not the same persons this year as last; nor are those we love. It is a happy chance if we, changing, continue to love a changed person." W. Somerset Maugham

    Love is scary, but it's also the most amazing thing we can do as human beings! :)

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  2. I've been dying to see this movie but now I can't decide whether or not I wanna watch it... doesn't this also take place in New York? Blahhhh

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  3. I was 100% bawling at the end of this movie. Its so real that I couldn't even handle it! I loved it though.

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  4. I've been wanting to watch this movie, and I think I will now!

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