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R| 2 hr. min.

Plot Summary
Dean (Ryan Gosling) and Cindy (Michelle Williams) live a quiet life in a modest neighborhood. To the casual observer, everything appears normal, if a bit subdued. But a closer examination reveals a couple caught in a downward spiral. They appear to have the world at their feet at the outset of the relationship. However, his lack of ambition and her retreat into self-absorption cause potentially irreversible cracks in their marriage.

Cast: Ryan Gosling , Michelle Williams , Faith Wladyka , John Doman , Mike Vogel , Ben Shenkman , Maryann Plunkett , Samii Ryan

Director: Derek Cianfrance

Genres: Drama, Romance

Distributor: Weinstein Co.

Blue Valentine (2010)

Release Date: December 29th, 2010|2 hr. min.

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  • 88
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams give two of the most explosive and emotionally naked performances you will see anywhere. Just know you're in for a workout. show more

  • 100
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Extraordinary and beautiful. show more

  • 100
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Gosling and Williams have the most palpable chemistry of any screen couple this year, never striking a false note in this achingly tender tale of a love that implodes before our eyes. show more

  • December 07, 2013 rc00000000174371
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    This is an excellent but heart wrenching movie. very well acted by both Ryan Gosling an Michelle Williams. the story of found and lost love is so true to life. Their relationship started out so beautifully but just wasn\'t meant to be.

  • January 28, 2012 hedgelaw
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    Such an excellent movie that takes someone who appreciates realism in cenema to apprciate. Both charactrs were loving, angry and sad, all at diffrent times as wll as at the same tim in diffrnt parts. Although both had thir moments of sincr hope, their lies were going nowhre and wr hopeful, thir livs wr going nowhere. Story and characters so realistic that I can understand why many iewers were uncomfortable.

  • November 09, 2011 mh00000000095662
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    A carefully rendered portrait of messy, imperfect people in search of perfecting love and the disappointment that inevitably results. As candid and agonizing as Scenes from a Marriage. Gosling and Williams are terrific.

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After announcing last month that he'd be directing himself in 'The Idolmaker,' Ryan Gosling has now backed out from the project altogether since we can't all be James Franco and tackle 500 different...

New on DVD & Blu-ray, Week of May 10: 'Blue Valentine' and 'No Strings Attached'

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Harley W. Lond on May 9th, 2011 3:00PM

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...

Oscars Made Easy: Why You Should See 'Blue Valentine'

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Andrew Scott on Feb 17th, 2011 5:30PM

We're breaking down all the Oscar contenders for you, so that you can decide whether you want to see them -- or at the very least, be able to hold your own at cocktail parties. Next up: 'Blue...

Cinematical Seven: Dysfunctional Couples on Camera

Posted by
Alison Nastasi on Dec 30th, 2010 9:00PM

Tomorrow we'll finally be able to see what all the fuss was about. 'Blue Valentine,' Derek Cianfrance's drama featuring Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams as a dysfunctional married couple...

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