Take this Waltz (2012)

7.2

Movie

Canada, Japan
English
Comedy, Drama, Romance
2012
FEMALE DIRECTOR, SARAH POLLEY
Aaron Abrams, Albert Howell, Cheryl MacInnis
116 min

7.2

Jim

What it's about

Twenty-eight-year-old Margot is happily married to Lou, a good-natured cookbook author. But when Margot meets Daniel, a handsome artist who lives across the street, their mutual attraction is undeniable.

The take

Take this Waltz is a movie that wants you to have a problem with it. It's about a woman (Michelle Williams, Blue Valentine) torn between her husband (played by Seth Rogan) and a new man who entered her life. It's an emotional and honest account as well as a mature slice-of-life film that you will appreciate either if you are familiar with a similar situation in real life, or if you give the film a chance, which I recommend you do.

Comments

My SO and I watched this a few years ago and I vowed to never watch it again. That’s not to say it isn’t a good movie. It is a great movie. It does a great job of capturing the heartache and pain that sometimes accompanies relationships and it stays with me to this day. When Take This Waltz finds its way across my brain I feel the same emotions that came up that made me vow to never watch it again. On a side note…don’t pass up the chance to see Seth Rogen in a serious drama.

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