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Blue Valentine

Rated R for strong graphic sexual content, language, and a beating.

R In Theaters 12/29/2010 , 120min.
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Critic score based on 42 reviews

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December 07, 2013
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
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
November 09, 2011
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.
October 09, 2011
This was the worst P.O.S. that I have seen in a long time. I used to be a HUGE fan of Ryan Gosling, now after watching this I wonder if he's in his right mind to have accepted this boring 'trailer trash' acting job. I have always wanted to like Michelle Williams, I put up with Wendy & Lucy because of the reviews led me to believe this was a great indie movie. That movie along with this
August 30, 2011
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The Hollywood Reporter
Ultimately, the heavy-handed and annoyingly obvious aesthetic wears thin. Full Review
A.O. Scott
The New York Times
Cindy and Dean remain, for all their sustained agony and flickering joy, something less than completely realized human beings. Mr. Cianfrance's ingenious chronological gimmick, coupled with his anxious, clumsy plotting, leaves them without enough oxygen to burst into breathing, loving life. Full Review
Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
Writer-director Derek Cianfrance, who with Blue Valentine makes an astonishing debut. Full Review
Anthony Lane
The New Yorker
Nothing out of the ordinary happens in Blue Valentine, and that, together with the vital, untrammelled performances of the two leading actors, is the root of its power. Full Review
Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
That meandering dialogue can be difficult to control, and at times the film feels as if the director has stepped away from the vehicle, leaving it to veer off the path. Still, it's an experiment that works more than it fails by giving Gosling and Williams both the motive and the means to create something extraordinary, a valentine that actually says something true about being in love. Full Review
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