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Blue Valentine

“If you love a soul more than fame and gold, and that soul feels the same about you. It’s a natural fact, there’s no turning back, and here’s some advice to you… you’ve got say it: you and me. You and me; nobody baby but you and me.”

Love is something I blog about quite a bit, and considering that fact some may think I’m good at being in it… right? There is a 50% chance you are correct, however, if you chose “right” you’re wrong.

This past Tuesday I went to see Derek Cianfrance’s Oscar-worthy-entrance “Blue Valentine.” It stars two incredible lead actors, (I.E. Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams) as the timeless/tragic couple: Dean and Cindy. It is the most recent interpretation of the love story, and already one of the most profound. Cianfrance interchanges moments from Dean and Cindy’s romantic origins with those of their painful demise. The result is a conflicting portrayal of love that is bound to raise some questions.

Equipped with an interactive soundtrack and a heart-rending storyline Blue Valentine has had me thinking. It’s had me thinking how amazing love can be. How it can lead to that first smile, touch, and kiss you’ll never forget. How it can create the only memories worth keeping.

However, it also has me thinking that sometimes love is not enough; that though you may be good enough for someone you may not be good for them. So what do you do if such is true? You let them go. You cry your tears, you unleash your anger, and you let them find the happiness you couldn’t bring them.

If you’ve ever loved a real-life Dean, you’ve fallen for his words. If you’ve ever loved a real-life Cindy, you’ve been captured by her beauty. If you’re one of these two people you’ve loved and lost with passion. You’ve been with someone you couldn’t bear to live without and then you’ve had to do exactly that. You’ve treasured smiles, longed for their touch, and suffered through the tears. You were there when it was just you and me… but now it’s just me and my life at the movies.

Comments

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=509428908 Clara Vaz

    Um so – this makes me not want to go and see it, simply because – I dont want to let loose the tears. Ugh. Snowy days and heartbreaking movies. But love is just want you said – sometimes its not enough. Hurts when thats the case, but its better for everyone involved to recognize it. Great post!

    • Anonymous

      Thanks. I didn’t really think it was that well written this time around… at all. I worked for a long time last night on this one and I didn’t like the final result. However, I posted anyways and I am glad that you liked it. The movie was amazing and the point I make holds a lot of truth, it’s just a truth I have a hard time dealing with. Thanks for taking the time to read and enjoy, and definitely go see the movie.

  • faab

    Dude, you really got this movie. I liked how everything in this movie seemed real to life and raw.

    • Anonymous

      Thanks man. It was definitely a great flick. I watch so many movies in a week… and this one has consumed me.

  • Anonymous

    I think the less hard you try the better your work is, create relation and synopsis!

    • Anonymous

      Ya this one isn’t my best work. Although I am glad I tried to write it the best I could nonetheless.

      • Anonymous

        We all have A-holes and opinions. Some of us are bigger A-holes and more opinionated than others!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000583209773 Sabrina Camp

    this movie was amazing -it made me cry & laugh.
    thank you for sharing this experience with me.
    your blog gave me shivers & brought tears to my eyes.
    the song playing in the background added the cherry to my sundae.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000583209773 Sabrina Camp

    this movie was amazing -it made me cry & laugh.
    thank you for sharing this experience with me.
    your blog gave me shivers & brought tears to my eyes.
    the song playing in the background added the cherry to my sundae.

    • Anonymous

      I’m happy that you liked it, and I’m glad we went to see it together. I really didn’t think this blog was well-written, but apparently I was wrong ;) Thanks Bri-Bri

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Christopher-Michael-Elliott/500513490 Christopher Michael Elliott

    Can’t wait to see this man. As discussed the other day, it’s a hard subject to watch on screen, but with this kind of review I’m excited regardless.

    • Anonymous

      It’s definitely worth seeing… and again I am surprised that people liked this #mlatm. Considering how many movies I see in a given week, let alone month or year, it’s amazing to still be impressed by a film such as this. I HIGHLY recommend people go see this. However, I also recommend to not take it too seriously. It is just a movie after all.

  • Alessandra Colella

    I disagree with your comment to John below…the writing is like the movie, simple yet so truthful its heartbreaking. I have never felt more of a roller coaster of emotions than this movie…up then down and its true love is not enough. Although it is the dream …we are forced into reality of what life brings other than love. As sad as that sounds….and as terrible as it seems…sometimes we need more.

  • Alessandra Colella

    Ps…I love the song he sings to her while shes dancing…”you always hurt, the ones you love……” I think its because we assume they will always forgive us.

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