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Blue Valentine Review: Nuanced Relationship Drama

Movie Review: Blue Valentine (Spoiler Alert)

Blue Valentine is an honest portrayal of a love story and the deterioration of a relationship.

Even though we’re taken back and forth without really being given a definite answer on why it all ended, you will be more affected by the heartbreak that comes hurling at you in the end.

Dean is contented with painting houses and going home to his daughter and wife. Cindy is a nurse who wants something more from his husband apart from seeing him drunk and doing some menial job.

In an attempt to rekindle their relationship Dean takes them to a seedy motel. Cindy leaves off to work without a word, leading Dean to follow her. After a confrontation in Cindy’s workplace, she decides to break it off and Dean is forced to walk away while fireworks go off in the background.

Ryan Gosling delivers a good performance. Michelle Williams is exceptionally natural, perhaps pulling from experience.

Thanks to their performances, Blue Valentine is a heartbreaking film that shows us the reality of how love can disintegrate in a relationship that cannot be saved.

Blue Valentine

8

Blue Valentine is an affecting tragic love story thanks to its inventive structure and emotionally intense performances.

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