There are two films about male-female relationships coming home this week, each an opposing view of love and sex. One is a realistic and, ultimately, depressing take on the beginning, middle and end of a marriage that pulls no punches in its depiction of sex, anger and disappointment as Michelle Williams and Ryan Gosling play doomed lovers/marriage partners in 'Blue Valentine.' The other is a rather innocuous piece of fluff, 'No Strings Attached,' that uses gratuitous sex to try to get laughs out of a relationship -- meant to mimic the openness of male-female couplings based on sex-without-romance -- that also follows the beginning, middle and end of an affair, but with a happy ending. Read on.
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