Take This Waltz
Released: 17/08/2012 Released in key citiesThe sophomore feature from Sarah Polley (belatedly following 2006's weepfest Away From Her) offers a familiar take on the bittersweet romantic comedy with added indie eccentricity. When writer Margot's path serendipitously crosses with her new neighbour she is forced to reassess her five-year marriage to husband Lou. Michelle Williams and Seth Rogen star. For more information visit: http://takethiswaltz.com/ Watch:
Little White Lies“Sometimes risks looking like a feature-length ad for Hipstamatic...” That said, there are moments of real poetry, including the dreamy impressionism of sequences showing Margot caught in the giddy oblivion of a fairground ride...
The Independent“The summoning of mood is tremendously assured...” After Wendy and Lucy, Blue Valentine, My Week With Marilyn and now this, I feel guilty saying that Michelle Williams can be a bit of a wet blanket. Take This Waltz has its moments, and a lot else you could call self-absorbed tripe...
Evening Standard“Sharply observed, richly furnished, handsomely shot...” As an invitation to female fantasy, compared with Fifty Shades it’s genius: thoughtful, contemporary, tasteful, well-written — everything EL James is not. There’s an enjoyable cameo by Sarah Silverman as Lou’s truculent, alcoholic sister...
Time Out film“The acting is terrific...” ‘Take This Waltz’ is not quite the knockout that fans of ‘Away From Her’ might hope for; there’s a few too many flounces and false notes...Still, this is a hard-headed, generous film about love...
Total Film “Wry, risqué and real...” Some strained metaphors and character tics aside, this proves both Polley’s perceptive eye and Williams’ ability to explore life-scuffed emotions...
Empire“Truthful, involving and emotionally charged...” Sarah Polley’s second film is a masterfully painted portrait of an ordinary marriage under threat, dominated by a central performance of exquisite subtlety and observation...
The Arts Desk“Draws a performance of formidable honesty from the female lead...” Avoiding the more maudlin or sleazy approach which usually characterises films of this ilk, Take This Waltz is frank, delicate and gorgeous and, most importantly of all, it rings utterly true...
The Scotsman“Some of Polley’s devices are a little self-conscious...” Yet Take This Waltz has the sting of real life about it, and thinking about it afterwards feels like thinking about people you know. Weeks after seeing this film, it still haunts me; and not just because I really hate the Buggles...
The A.V. Club“The fine focus makes for an unbalanced experience...” It is simultaneously a coming-of-age film, a love story, a breakup story, and an indie quirkfest, and it tries to do so many things at once that it can’t hit many of its marks cleanly. But at least it’s never boring, and rarely predictabable...
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