Blue Valentine

Few romantic dramas carry this much power.

This article is syndicated at Obsessed with Film. View it here.

Derek Cianfrance’s Blue Valentine came out of the Sundance and Cannes film festivals with a grand heft of plaudits, and its stature on the radar of Oscar-watchers only heightened last week when the MPAA announced that they had slapped it with an NC-17 rating. Don’t become swept up in the furore surrounding the rating; it is a travesty. Rather, bask in the glorious performances from Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams, hauntingly portraying how even the most hopeful of relationships can meet a regrettable end.


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