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Take This Waltz (2012)

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Critic Consensus: Featuring excellent work from an outstanding cast, the bittersweet drama Waltz proves that in the right hands, a familiar tale can still ring true.

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When Margot (Michelle Williams), 28, meets Daniel (Luke Kirby), their chemistry is intense and immediate. But Margot suppresses her sudden attraction; she is happily married to Lou (Seth Rogen), a cookbook writer. When Margot learns that Daniel lives across the street from them, the certainty about her domestic life shatters. She and Daniel steal moments throughout the steaming Toronto summer, their eroticism heightened by their restraint. Swelteringly hot, bright and colorful like a bowl of fruit, Take This Waltz leads us, laughing, through the familiar, but uncharted question of what long-term relationships do to love, sex, and our images of ourselves. -- (C) Official Site

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Cast

Luke Kirby
as Daniel
Sarah Silverman
as Geraldine
Damien Atkins
as Aquafit Instructor
Cheryl MacInnis
as Flight Attendant
Roy MacNeil
as Period Priest
Sandy MacLean
as Town Crier
Barneita Runnings
as Shower Lady #1
Mary Pitt
as Shower Lady #2
Rosalind Feldman
as Shower Lady #3
Mike Follert
as Man on the Porch
Jean-Michel LeGal
as Police Officer
Jean-Michel Le Gal
as Police Officer
Samantha Farrow
as Threesome Lady
Dustin Peters
as Threesome Dude
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Critic Reviews for Take This Waltz

All Critics (132) | Top Critics (36)

Take This Waltz is a Remarkable, Offbeat Love Story

August 29, 2013 | Full Review…
Film.com
Top Critic

A hard-headed, generous film about love.

August 14, 2012 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
Time Out
Top Critic

Polley (who's been an actress herself) never judges these people she's created. Instead, she depicts the giddy, fleeting and illusory nature of new love, and lets us get caught up in it, too.

July 16, 2012
Associated Press
Top Critic

No one's a cliche; no one speaks dialogue the viewer could have muttered a beat or two ahead of the movie; no one hews to a mode of behavior fabricated to explain away his or her irrational behavior.

July 13, 2012 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
Newsday
Top Critic

[It] often feels thin and self-conscious.

July 12, 2012 | Rating: 2.5/4
Seattle Times
Top Critic

Williams lives and breathes her role, Kirby is charming and real, and you actually start to ache and empathize with Rogen - the emptiness and heartache he conveys when Lou and Margot finally thrash things out is crushing.

July 12, 2012 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
Philadelphia Inquirer
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Take This Waltz

Despite its minor flaws, which includes a clumsy beginning that relies on many coincidences, this bittersweet drama surprisingly grows to become quite mature and revealing, making natural even the seemingly contrived relationship between the character and her husband.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

A young wife in a stagnant marriage is excited by the possibility of romance with a stranger. Sarah Polley delivers a capable tale, told in warm colors and cool music, of awakening, forbidden love, if w/o anything truly different to bring to the table. Michelle Williams carries the thing almost solely with the use of her big eyes, although the rest of the cast is competent enough. Seth Rogan is good, too, and nowhere near as annoying as he usually is.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

I rather liked this. I loved the way the story was told with few words, and yet you really got what was going on. Telling the story with no history of the characters was an interesting departure from the norm. Deeply emotional, yet so tender. The actors were excellent. No easy answers in this story. No black and white. Realistically modern, and complex. Good stuff.

Cynthia S.
Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer

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