Anthony's Review of Take This Waltz

  • 19 months ago via Flixster
    Take This Waltz

    Take This Waltz (2012)

    Away from Her has been on my 'to watch' list for while, it's only now that I've realised that it's that Sarah Polley who directed both that and Take this Waltz. I don't care much for her acting to be honest but her direction in Take this Waltz is impressive to say the least. At first I wondered if it was style over content, there is only so much you can appreciate the props and sets (the wife and I gushed somewhat over the house used in the film). It's safe to say that I wasn't liking a lot of what was going on during the best part of the film, I really didn't like where it was going, I felt quite frustrated watching it. That is why the last 20 minutes has the impact it does. I've always said, a film can really redeem itself in the last few scenes if done well and this is a perfect example of that. I thought it was original and clever, never predictable and wholly satisfying. Seth Rogen deserves credit for his performance and it's safe to say Michelle Williams is my favourite actress working today, her turn in this is a good example of why, she goes from strength to strength. One of my favourite of 2012 for sure.

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