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Blue Valentine (2010)

Drama, Romance 1h 52m

“Relentlessly compelling, even illuminating… a beautifully idiosyncratic portrait of a relationship.” ~ ASSOCIATED PRESS

Aroview: An intense indie drama that brings gratifying detail to its portrait of a tainted relationship over several time frames, with superb performances Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams.

Whatever one thinks of the sexual politics, this is an unusually strong and provocative drama that begs not-easily-answerable questions about the psychological make-up of enduring romantic love. Dir. Cianfrance developed the project over twelve years, and his unwavering vision and personal investment is evident across all facets of the production. It’s a beauty.


Derek Cianfrance