I've been waiting for Blue Valentine to come out for a long time. It was 10 years in the making and was screened at Sundance Film Festive last January. I'm a huge fan of Michelle Williams and Ryan Gosling so that fact that these two brilliant actors are in the film made me want to see it even more.
It finally opened in Denver this weekend. iKeith took the Weiss Kids to the boat show so I took my chance to see Blue Valentine...alone. This film is only playing in 4 theaters in the metro area and one of them is the fabulous Landmark at Greenwood Village. A little far for me to go for a movie but they have all you can eat popcorn and unlimited soda. They made a killing off from me because I was so riveted by the film that I never went back for seconds.
They also have a VIP experience which I will be partaking of next time (and arriving an hour early for) so that I can have a glass of wine and appetizers delivered to my leather, reclining love seat before the film begins.
I deserve the VIP experience.
I don't want to spoil the movie for anyone that wants to see it. I will just tell you that it's about a couple whose marriage is on the skids and how their story began. This film touched me because I've lived this story (minus having a child) and it was heartbreaking. What is unusual about this film is how it's effecting me hours later. I can't stop thinking about it and feeling really sad about what happened. I've cried three times since I've been home....and all I want to do is sit with a glass
I don't recommend seeing this film if your marriage is on the rocks, you are prone to depresstion or you hate theme motels. And if an old lady sits next to you...move. There are some graphic sex scenes and you will be embarrassed for her. And for you.
But if you like complex stories that are told in an enlightened way with raw emotion and superb acting. Then run out now and see Blue Valentine.
P.S. Michelle William's needs a bra and a comb in this movie.