Blue Valentine

I’m starting you lucky guys and gals off with a post about a film. Perhaps a little odd for a music blog, but I like to keep you on your toes.

Having not seen it yet and been given a synopsis, I feel it would be ludicrous not to use that to describe the film. So, here it is:

“One of the standout films at this year’s Sundance, London and Cannes Film Festivals, the critically-acclaimed BLUE VALENTINE is an intense, tender and beautifully observed love story for anyone that’s ever been in love. Driven by stand-out performances from Academy Award nominees Ryan Gosling (LARS AND THE REAL GIRL, HALF NELSON) and Michelle Williams (BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN, SYNECDOCHE NEW YORK, SHUTTER ISLAND), the film follows the path of a contemporary married couple with a young daughter as they contemplate the blissful early days of their relationship in contrast to their current marital challenges. Flooded with romantic memories of their courtship when they were both full of youthful hope about their lives together, Dean and Cindy use one night to try and save their marriage. Brooklyn-based folk rock band Grizzly Bear provides a fitting soundtrack to this beautifully cool film – an honest, heartfelt and refreshingly real portrait of a relationship on the rocks.”

I believe this is out on the 14th January.

If that’s not enough to tempt you, then have a look at the trailer.

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