Take This Waltz [Blu-ray]
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Michelle Williams plays twenty-eight-year-old Margot, happily married to Lou (Seth Rogen), a good-natured cookbook author. But when Margot meets Daniel (Luke Kirby), a handsome artist that lives across the street, their mutual attraction is undeniable. Swelteringly hot, bright and colorful, Take This Waltz leads us, laughing, through the familiar, but uncharted question of what long-term relationships do to love, sex and our image of ourselves.
"What's missing?" is a question contemplated at some point in every relationship. Margot (Michelle Williams) loves her husband Lou (Seth Rogan), but sometimes she feels unaccountably empty and anxious. When she meets Daniel (Luke Kirby), she denies her instant attraction because she's a happily married woman. But when chance and circumstance continue to throw the two together, Margot's restlessness and longing override her fear of the unknown and she acts on their mutual attraction. Margot's choice permanently alters her relationship with both Lou and Daniel, but what eventually becomes apparent is that true happiness depends more on learning to love oneself than on the love received from others. Take This Waltz is an introspective, leisurely paced film that is sometimes graphic, is always heartfelt, and says more through meaningful looks and telling actions than with actual words. Luckily, Williams excels in this type of role and Rogan and Kirby also prove up to the challenge. --Tami Horiuchi
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It is a visually stunning piece of art. The way the camera makes use of light, plays with focus, and the colors...film students should not miss this one!
And, yes, Michelle Williams is excellent - but there are plenty of movies with good acting, so that's a lesser mention.
What sets this movie apart - in addition to the stunning film work - is the brilliant story wonderfully told. I don't even know what to say about all the low ratings I found here except I suppose it went over their heads? That surprised me. I suppose, if you're looking for a movie that will simply entertain without forcing you to think or wrestle with things, then yeah- this movie would be a let down. The first time I saw this movie I mentally bookmarked it as a movie to show my kids one day. It accurately depicts what real life is like - the listlessness, the longing, the search for unrealistic solutions to a "problem" that is primarily mistaken expectations...ironically rooted in our exposure to so many movies that lie to us about what life is like.
The use of the carnival ride is spot on. Falling in love gives us a feeling like we're alive and something amazing is happening. But, inevitably, the lights come up, the music stops abruptly, and we're left in a lackluster room wondering why we no longer have that feeling. How many marriages end because people think they've "lost that loving feeling"? Or because, they experience that thrill again with their coworker and think that means they've chosen the wrong person? The world is filled with Margots, people who think their feelings mean something that they don't, and go chasing a way to capture the right feelings and escape their listlessness.
There is one excellent scene with what I'd call honest nudity - women, representing all types, chatting in the shower room at the pool. Well done, I say. The sexual montage toward the end seemed out of sync with the rest of the film, though. Maybe the explicitness of it was necessary, if uncomfortable, but I was distracted and perplexed by the threesome scenarios.