Thursday, January 20, 2011

Blue Valentine Review

Blue Valentine, a romantic drama starring Michelle Williams and Ryan Gosling depicts the life of a married couple as flashbacks take us through time showing the destruction of their marriage. The movie premiered at The Sundance Film Festival and got a lot of attention due to the graphic nature of some of the scenes in the film. The producers eventually removed some of the scenes from the movie to fight off a potential NC-17 rating.

Knowing that before hand made me that more interested in actually seeing the film. It didn't matter because the movie itself didn't peek my interest at all once while watching it. The film has a lot of lead up but from scene to scene the movie never really materialized into anything. I could see why some of the more raunchy scenes in the film could have possibly warranted a NC-17 rating, taking into account that most of that footage was removed from the film but other than that the story itself was very flat.

This was a love story but lacked emotion. It lacked love. The movie didn't lead me anywhere and I was left wondering which story the movie was trying to tell. I never get mad when I see female nude scenes in films, especially from Michelle Williams' character but they were kind of pointless to the one. That can be said about most movies that use nude scenes in their movies but this movie actually tried focusing on its storyline but the most interesting part about the movie were the nude scenes and how graphic they would actually be.

Blue Valentine with it's title alone had love story written all over it but that's the only thing romantic about this film. It's title. Throughout the film it was tough to tell if the characters even loves each other at all. One things for sure though, as far as LOVE goes, I was NOT in love with this film. Not in the least.

2.5 stars out of 5

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