Overall Rank: 1322
Average Rating: 2.9/4
# of Ratings: 121
Theatrical Release Date: 12/31/2010
Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 05/10/2011
Genre: Drama, Romance
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Derek Cianfrance
Actors: Ryan Gosling, Michelle Williams, Mike Vogel, Ben Shenkman, John Doman, Maryann Plunkett
Plot: A look into the life of a contemporary married couple that is seen through the lens of different time periods in their relationship. -- Chris Kavan
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Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 06/21/2019
In a world full of love stories that have happy endings, this doomed romance stands out, but for no other reason than that, I failed to see what's so remarkable about it.
Matthew Brady - wrote on 03/24/2014
The film is about a look into the life of a contemporary married couple that is seen through the lens of different time periods in their relationship. This movie has brilliant acing and also outstanding directing.
worleyjamers - wrote on 06/29/2013
Realistic and honest, and both beautiful and tragic, Blue Valentine grips you and never lets go. Gosling and Williams give astounding performances, truly heartbreaking, devastating performances. This film is unforgettable and powerful. One of the best films of 2010!
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cinegeek.de - wrote on 06/05/2016
Wer kennt den Spruch nicht, dass man nur heiratet, um einen Zeugen für das eigene Leben zu gewinnen? Diesen Binsenweisheit eröffnet einen guten Zugang zum Film Blue Valentine, der den Blick auf zwei verwirrte Menschen wirft. Haben Dean und Cindy aus diesem Grund geheiratet? Oder War es Deans dringender Wunsch? Hat Cindy anschliessend einfach die Zeit vergessen - und schon waren sechs Jahre rum? Äusserst genau beobachtet der Filmemacher und Autor Derek Cianfrance die Geburtsstunde sowie das Ende einer Beziehung. Nach sechs Ehejahren kann sich Cindy beim besten Willen nicht mehr erinnern, weshalb sie Dean geheiratet hat. Fest steht aber, dass sie mental und körperlich am Ende ist. Während Dean glaubt, die Ehe sei der Hafen, das Ziel, nimmt Cindy sie eher als Durchgangsstation wahr. …
Daniel Corleone - wrote on 09/30/2013
“You gotta be careful with that. You gotta be careful with the person you fall in love is worth it... to you.” The movie focuses on a married couple, Dean Pereira (Gosling) and Cynthia "Cindy" Heller (Williams) with their joys and struggles. Its highlights were the character development (must watch scene with Gosling singing and playing the ukulele and Williams dances and as charming as ever/the heartbreaking scene in the end), authentic screenplay and impressive camera direction. Ryan Gosling shows potential in dramas while Michelle Williams exhibited the best performance of her career and was duly noted in the Academy Awards for her nomination. The pair really conveyed as a couple onscreen was believable which keeps the viewer interested about the outcome. It’s overall plot …
memento_mori - wrote on 08/08/2013
Since I recently re-watched The Place Beyond the Pines (great movie), I thought I'd share my thoughts on director Derek Cianfrance's first directorial effort: Blue Valentine.
A lot of people have pointed out that even though the title is associated with Valentine's Day, and it is technically a romance movie, beware: do not watch this film if you want to have fun. And whatever you do, don't watch it with your date. If you're looking for a romantic comedy, look somewhere else.
Blue Valentine is an awe-inspiring movie, and that's saying something, because it starts out as just a romance.
But the way this story is told and the film is directed always keeps you on the virtual hook and in love with the characters.
It's told in non-chronological order, something a lot of screenwriters …
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