Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Blue Valentine is just Eh
(Image taken from: nerdsociety.com)
I'm going to keep this short and simple. The Ryan Gosling/Michelle Williams picture, Blue Valentine is just shrug shoulders and tilt your head to the side, okay. The acting in it is pretty good, especially Gosling, who pulls off a swell receding hairline to go along with his lovesick suffering, but the movie itself doesn't feel all that sharp. Really, after everybody said that it feels soooooo reeeeeal, I thought it felt a little fake.
Also, Michelle William's character is kind of a bitch. In one scene, she leaves her husband--who she hates, but still--in a hotel alone and drives off without him so she can go to work. I get that she needs to get paid, but that just doesn't seem believable to me. Not from somebody who seems kind of passive in her hatred towards her husband until the very end when she melts down.
Overall, a decent film, but nothing to sell the children over.
Two and a half stars out of four