Take This Waltz 2012 R CC

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(352) IMDb 6.6/10
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When a happily married young woman meets the handsome artist across the street, their mutual attraction is undeniable.

Starring:
Michelle Williams, Seth Rogen
Runtime:
1 hour 56 minutes

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Take This Waltz

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Product Details

Genres Drama, Comedy
Director Sarah Polley
Starring Michelle Williams, Seth Rogen
Supporting actors Luke Kirby, Sarah Silverman, Jennifer Podemski, Diane D'Aquila, Vanessa Carter, Graham Abbey, Damien Atkins, Aaron Abrams, Dyan Bell, Albert Howell, Danielle Miller, Matt Baram, Avi Phillips, Diane Flacks, Cheryl MacInnis, Ciarán MacGillivray, Roy MacNeil, Sandy MacLean
Studio Magnolia
MPAA rating R (Restricted)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

There is nothing *wrong* with this movie, but there just isn't much to make it memorable.
kayemmdee
The selfishness of Williams character and the general lack of maturity that seems to characterize too much of that generation were to me a flaw that hurt the film.
Gryphonisle
I am of a personality that once I start a movie, I have to see then end of it, but could not stand to watch another minute of this one.
McNaryGirl

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82 of 93 people found the following review helpful By Troy on November 30, 2012
Format: DVD
Someone seems to say "life is between boredom and anxiety". People feel bored for what they already have and feel anxiety for what they don't. The process of knowing a new person or getting a new thing stirs the excitement. The excitement makes people feel delighted, happy and bold, which could lead to make a wrong decision and regret later. After a while, the excitement dies down, the new becomes the old, the boredom strikes again... I think the movie captures the idea very well. People who have the similar experience will find this movie is interesting and worth to watch. Otherwise, the movie might seems boring and slow.

The important thing in the life is to figure out what is really important and hold on to them. Rather than chasing the "mirage" created by the excitement, it is better to ride out the boredom by discovering new trait from old people or things, include ourself. So when you feel you will give in to the temptation, you can watch this movie and see whether you still want to do it or not.
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48 of 54 people found the following review helpful By Daniel G. Lebryk TOP 50 REVIEWER on January 17, 2013
Format: DVD
Take This Waltz is a slow moving quirky movie. There was something unique about this film, something that caught my attention from the first moment.

The film opens with a beautiful song, light quirky words, slightly on the folk side. The opening montage is a set of close ups of Margot making cup cakes. One of the last shots is of her sitting in front of the oven, a man in shorts walks past and the montage ends with an out of focus shot of the man standing in front of a bright window. I describe this very carefully because the film closes with exactly this same series of shots. They are identical, except for one small detail; the man is wearing long pants.

The film then moves to a town on the east coast of Canada where Margot writes the new brochure copy for a Colonial town. A man taunts her to participate in a mock flogging. He ends up sitting next to her on the plane home. Turns out he lives across the street and they share a cab home, as they part ways she says under her breath, "I'm married." Margot is married to Lou, a chef writing a chicken cookbook.

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Ultimately, Margot ends up having an affair with Daniel. The literal interpretation of this affair is that she is a horrible person, doing what so many people do. She should be in love with her funny schlub of a husband. Her life is fabulous and she should be happy. Instead she falls for this handsome sexy guy across the street. I contend that there is another way to look at this film. Lou wore shorts a lot in this film. Daniel never wore shorts once, in fact the director made sure we got to see his Capri pants, they were always long pants; even at the beach.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Marcelle Drouffe on May 26, 2013
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The film is beautiful, its landscapes, décor, colour...

There's a shower scene at a swimming pool that juxtaposes the young bodies of the main characters with those of older women. The scene has been described as "ugly," perhaps deemed so because it was frank and not a male gaze POV. The younger women daintily shower; the older women truly wash themselves. The younger women gab about wanting to escape the humdrum of their lives, to which an older woman interjects: "New things get old." The younger women turn and gaze at the older women. We are left to imagine their thoughts. Watching the scene was uncomfortable, but it was a refreshing display of female nudity.

A recently sober character talks about the inevitability of their relapse. We weigh the inevitability of the main character's adultery. The character later says, "Life has a gap in it. It just does. You don't go crazy trying to fill it like some lunatic," which is funny and strains belief given the scene. Maybe that's heavy-handed, but the two quotations given seem to be the only saving grace of this film for reviewers who gave it 1 star, so maybe spelling things out is needed.

The scenes set at the Video killed the Radio Star (new supersedes old) ride were more telling than the quotations. In one scene, the young woman takes this ride alone. We can assume this is a ride that she has taken with her husband a long time ago. In the other scene, she takes her neighbour there and they share a few minutes of exhilaration in the darkness, flashing lights and loud music. The music stops and the lights come on: the ride is ended. They, and we, are surprised and disoriented. We know a ride always ends, yet we are surprised, resentful or seek another (which will also end).
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31 of 36 people found the following review helpful By Eriika M. Moran on November 26, 2012
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This is not a light Hollywood RomCom. This story explores the chemistry of relationships. Margot is happily married to a good guy, a chef named Lou. They have fun and a nice life where their friends and family love them as a couple. Five years into a marriage, they do not have a deep connection, but a superficial one where they are content with the companionship that grows over time. There is a lot of nurture & familiarity in their relationship but no spark.

The two are different from each other. Margot feels the space between them but does not want to explore what is happening on a deeper level until she meets a carefree urban hobo / artist by chance when visiting a local landmark. She later realizes that he lives across the street from her. Daniel, the artist seems to see past her normal facade and made up excuses and stories. He calls it for what it is and makes her realize that she does not want everyday security but a raw deep connection with someone who feels her being deeply and allows her to be an individual.

The film is shot in beautiful urban Toronto. The backdrop and streets are full of color and life. The main characters of Margot and Daniel are played by the talented and adaptable Michelle Williams and hunky, deep and slightly mysterious Luke Kirby. Michelle gives a great performance of a young woman who is not sure what is lacking in her life. She tries to hold on to the things that others say are good for her and struggles with being pursued by a slightly obsessive suitor. The cerebral and sexual tension between the two actors heightens as the film progresses. One of the best non sex, erotic scenes happens in a cafe where Daniel tells Margot what he will do with her (this happens about 45 minutes into the movie).
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