Have you seen Take This Waltz? I’d love to hear your thoughts...
Balazs and I watched it last night and I can honestly say that I haven’t stop thinking about the plot ever since. It’s one of those movies that goes beyond what can be explained or interpreted and lets each viewer decide what to take away from it.
For me it’s a brilliantly acted one-sided sad story of a 5 year marriage in crises where the main character, Margot finds herself feeling empty and longing for something different than what her life became. The routine of everyday doesn’t excite her anymore and by not realizing that everything new eventually becomes old or everything exciting becomes regular, she takes the plunge and gets involved in an affair with a new guy who conveniently lives just across the street. Despite the fact that the in-between state is her biggest fear, she lets her emotions take over – in a teenager type of way. You know when they say that you only appreciate someone when you lose them? Well, for me that is how she felt in the last scene of the film.
Love is not perfect, deceitfulness has many faces and often the beginning of the end starts with emotional connection. It’s like a glimpse of what could happen if you let yourself go in that one tiny moment of passion. Is it worth it…? A must see in the most compelling way and a great conversation starter: love versus lust; when or how people make the decision to stay or leave a relationship.
Bits and bobs:
- Sarah Polley wrote and directed this film.
- Another great project of hers is the 2012 documentary, Stories we tell.
- Here she talks about this film:)
- I find Michelle Williams brilliant. Do you?
- Did you see My week with Marilyn with her? Or Shutter Island? She blew me away!
- And I bet that you totally remember her from Dawson's Creek.
- Sarah Silverman had a little role in the film and here are her thoughts on it.
- Have you watched The Sarah Silverman Program?
- The lovelable Seth Rogen played the husband.
- He was hilarious in Knocked Up!
- Did you know that he actually co-wrote Superbad?
- Plus, I'm only four days older than he is, ha!
- Luke Kirby aka the other guy is mostly a tv actor but very cute for sure!
- You might rememebr him from the 2003 film, Mambo Italiano.
- Seth and Paul Rudd in a Super Bowl commerical - giggle.
- 10 questions for Michelle Willams and how motherhood changed her.
- Seth and Sesame Street:)
P.S: Plus, a few other films that I love right now.
(Photos via IMDb)