Take This Waltz (2012)
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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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.
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.
[It] often feels thin and self-conscious.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Take This Waltz Quotes
|Daniel:||You seem restless. Like. . . in a permanent way.|
|Daniel:||You seem restless, in a kind of permanent way.|
|Margot:||I'm afraid of being afraid.|
|Daniel:||That sound like the most dangerous thing in the world.|
|Geraldine:||New things get old.|
|Shower Lady #1:||New things get old.|
|Geraldine:||Life has a gap in it... It just does. You don't go crazy trying to fill it.|
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