Friday, September 6, 2013
Take This Waltz by Sarah Polley, 2011 (R)
with Michelle Williams (Blue Valentine, Brokeback Mountain), Seth Rogen (50/50), Luke Kirby, Sarah Silverman, Jennifer Podemski, Diane D'Aquila
Filmed in Toronto, this intimate, unflashy romantic drama portrays a happily married woman who experiences a sudden and strong desire for another man. Further complicating the situation, the object of her desire resides just across the street.
You can feel this is not an American production, which is a good change. It is not really a "romantic" drama, in the sense that the way the story is told, the focus on the relationship have little to do with romanticism, it is about the day to day life of a couple which in a way is very ordinary, and about falling out of love over time, the distances you create, the boredom... It is not a very appealing movie, very raw in many way. The characters reminded me of Blue Valentine, Michelle Williams is in a similar mood, which to be honest I wasn't a fan of, and still not now. Seth Rogen is very good, but the movie goes on and on... The only moment I really enjoyed was the time-laps they created to show the history repeating.
Labels: romantic drama