I saw this in theatres a few weeks ago. It leaves you feeling kind of depressed because it follows the story of a couple who falls in love when they are young and grow apart over the years. He loves her, she's falling out of love with him. I thought Michelle Williams and Ryan Gosling did an excellent job in their roles and you can really feel the pain they are going through emotionally.
As Becky said below, there are certainly some graphic scenes that were a little uncomfortable to watch, but I enjoyed it nonetheless.
The movie is raw, real, and dramatic. I'd recommend it but expect to feel a little depressed after!
First of all: This movie is currently not out on DVD. It's still being played at the theaters, so I actually watched this at Cineplex.
I like all sorts of movies, from comedies, romance /rom-coms, action, thriller, horror, drama, and even guy flicks. This movie doesn't fall into any of the above. The sweet and short of it is: It's a pretty dirty movie. There are several soft-porn scenes, and incredibly dirty toilet scenes..poor me I was sitting near the front of the theater! *shudder*
I really found this movie didn't have a beginning, middle or end. I spent the entire time either closing my eyes (dirty toilet scenes), cringing of embarrassment (soft-porn scenes) and massaging away a headache when the camera man chose to run alongside the actors. By the way, whats up with that?? Do directors think that having a jolting running effect makes the audience feel more involved with the movie? All that does to me is make me feel nauseous and gives me a headache.
The story wasn't well explained, I'm not entirely sure what message the director was trying to portray, and there was no conclusion. The only reason I sat through the whole thing is because I kept hoping beyond hope that it'll pick up and somehow become good (actually, I was more likely delaying leaving the theater and facing the icy cold weather outside!).
I wouldn't recommend this to anyone. If you must watch it, then wait until the DVD comes out and borrow it (don't buy). This is a total waste of time, money and reel.
I forgot to add, most of the movie is shot CLOSE UP. So CLOSE UP of the dirty toilet she's sitting on trying to pee out her possible pregnancy, and CLOSE UP of the sex scenes, and CLOSE UP of faces, and more toilet scenes, and more sex scenes ... *shudder* .. I badly need to watch something good to get this nightmare out of my system
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