Blue Valentine Poster

Release Date: December 29th, 2010

DVD Release Date: May 10th, 2011

R|2 hr 0 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

Production Co: Silverwood Films, Hunting Lane

Distributors: Weinstein Co.

Keywords: Marriage, Growing up, New York City, Husband, 2000s, Wife, House, Daughter, Love, Engaging, Transformation, Relationships, Tense

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Ultimately, the heavy-handed and annoyingly obvious aesthetic wears thin. show more

  • Here's one vote for the most affecting, anguishing, revealing and prophetic scene of the movie year-and yes, it's all of those things at once in a powerful film that alternates between moments of earlier happiness and later pain. show more

  • There's a loose, vérité vibe here, and times when both Williams and Gosling root down deep to deliver something resonant and true. But this modern-day kitchen sink drama is ultimately too painful, too labored, to care much about at all. show more

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Awards

Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Actress in a Leading Role
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama