A complex portrait of a contemporary American marriage, "Blue Valentine" tells the story of David and Cindy, a couple who have been together for several years but who are at an impasse in their relationship. While Cindy has blossomed into a woman with opportunities and options, David is still the same person he was when they met, and is unable to accept either Cindy's growth or his lack of it. Innovatively structured, the narrative unfolds in two distinct time frames, juxtaposing scenes of first love and youthful sexuality, with those of disenchantment and discord.
The Oscar-nominated drama Blue Valentine will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on May 10, and we certainly have to celebrate this successful indie starring Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams. We have a new contest running and we're giving away copies of this new Blu-ray to our readers, along with copies of the official soundtrack, which features music by Grizzly Bear. These high-def discs and CD soundtracks will surely go fast, so enter this contest today.
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The Place Beyond the Pines is aiming for a summer shoot, once financing gets fully secured. Our report from last week also indicated that Bradley Cooper has been offered the role of a rookie cop who sparks a feud with Ryan Gosling's character. It isn't known if Bradley Cooper has accepted the role yet.
Be sure to check back for my full interview with Derek Cianfrance about Blue Valentine, which arrives on Blu-ray and DVD on May 10.Read More
Blue Valentine director Derek Cianfrance discusses this drama's long road to the big screen, his directorial style, new projects and more.
At the young age of 23, director Derek Cianfrance wrote, directed and edited his first feature, Brother Tied in 1998. 12 years later, after initial difficulties to secure funding, his follow-up Blue Valentine was released, although, due to the critical acclaim of his second film, we won't have to wait that long for his third. This fantastic drama stars Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams as a couple trying to save their marriage, as we also see how their relationship started through a series of well-placed flashbacks in this intricately-structured drama.Read More
Anchor Bay Entertainment and The Weinstein Company announced today the Blu-ray and DVD release of the critically acclaimed love story, Blue Valentine, heading to retail on May 10, 2011. A vivid portrait of love found and lost, Blue Valentine stars Academy Award nominee Ryan Gosling (Half Nelson), and Michelle Williams, whose performance garnered her a 2011 Academy Award nomination for Best Actress in a Leading Role. The film earned its director and co-writer, Derek Cianfrance, the Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Most Promising Filmmaker. Both Gosling and Williams received Golden Globe nominations for their performances, and the film and its stars were also honored with nominations from the Chicago Film Critics Association, the Gotham Awards, Film Independent's Spirit Awards, the London Critics Circle Film Awards, and many more. Blue Valentine will be available uncut and uncensored for an SRP of $39.99 for the Blu-ray and $29.98 for the DVD.
Ryan Gosling (Oscar Nominee, Half Nelson) and Oscar Nominee for Best Actress Michelle Williams star in the honest, moving, and uninhibited love story, Blue Valentine. The film blends present moments in time with romantic past memories to tell the story of Dean (Gosling) and Cindy (Williams), a young couple who spend a night away from their daughter in an attempt to save their failing marriage. Director Derek Cianfrance creates a raw, naturalistic portrayal of a relationship, while simultaneously depicting two young people making that first, intoxicating romantic connection through music, dance and silly jokes. As it traces the arc of Dean and Cindy's relationship, Blue Valentine poses questions that touch us all: How do you sustain love? Is it even possible to do so? What do you when your dreams don't come true, or your life doesn't go as planned? What do you do when your partner doesn't deliver on the promise of his or her potential?Read More
The Weinstein Company is moving up the release of Michelle Williams and Ryan Gosling-starring Blue Valentine two days to Wednesday, December 29, reports deadline, to get a two-day head start on the New Year's holiday weekend. Blue Valentine will open on one screen in New York and Los Angeles, with another theater added in New York on December 31, before expanding into 10 markets on January 7.
Blue Valentine tells the story of David and Cindy, a couple who have been together for several years but who are at an impasse in their relationship.Read More
Blue Valentine, the long-gestating passion project of director Derek Cianfrance, will finally be released on December 31st. The drama centers on Dean (Ryan Gosling) and Cindy (Michelle Williams), a young married couple whose relationship teeters on the brink of oblivion when they lose sight of their commitment to one another. Over the course of many years, Dean and Cindy find themselves focusing on aspects that rest just outside the walls of their relationship, rather than coming to terms with where they are as lovers.
It's a touching and truthful journey that parlays its time shifts into the neo-realism of a gritty essay on modern day domestic partnerships. Both Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams have garnered Golden Globe nominations for their strong performances. And early fans rallied around Derek's movie when it was unjustly slapped with an NC-17 rating. Shortly before Blue Valentine won its appeal and received an R rating, we caught up with Cianfrance to talk both about his commitment to bringing this tale to the screen, and his actors' willingness to stand by him for so many years.Read More