Title: Blue Valentine (USA, 2010) ★★★½
Director: Derek Cianfrance
Starring: Ryan Gosling, Michelle Williams
Date Viewed: February 21, 2011
Summary: The film centers on a contemporary married couple, charting their evolution over a span of years by cross-cutting between time periods.
The thing that’s most depressing about “Blue Valentine” is the fact that you already know the marriage between the two main characters is doomed, despite the hopeful tone set by their earlier days. The movie was just short of expectations, but ending credits were gorgeous. Would’ve been 3 stars, were it not for the pleasantly surprising bits of humor sprinkled here and there.