Polley’s Take This Waltz is a follow-up to her critically successful film Away from Her. The movie is about a love-triangle concerning a woman who realizes that she may be addicted to the honeymoon phase of her relationships. The problem? She’s been married for five years. She meets a man named Seth on a business trip and finds out that Seth lives in the same neighborhood. Fancy that! A little flirting leads to a little something else, and suddenly, you’ve got yourself a full-blown life crisis on your hands. —pajiba.com
Known as much for her intelligence as for her talent, Canadian actress Sarah Polley has been wowing television and film audiences since she was barely out of diapers. Born January 8, 1979, in the Toronto area, Polley got her first screen role at the age of six, in Disney’s One Magic Christmas. From 1987 to 1988, Polley made her name in the title role of the Canadian television series Ramona. Her work on the show led to more screen work, first in the Matt Dillon flop The Big Town (1987) and then in Terry Gilliam’s The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1989).
In 1990, Polley got a lead role on the acclaimed TV series The Road to Avonlea, a part that she played for five seasons. In 1994, she had a small but significant role in Atom Egoyan’s Exotica and again collaborated with the director in 1997, for his critically lauded The Sweet Hereafter. The film was nominated for a host of awards, including a Best Director Oscar… read more
Despite a little awkwardness in script, a little overinsistent symbolism (the carousel) & some impasto 'intimacy' between husband & wife, there are many moments of poignant brilliance (the Rogen montage, the beautifully matter of fact shower scene). Of course, I can watch Michelle Williams till the cows come home & longer.
Film critics commemorate the life & work of Andrew Sarris, Verhoeven lands funding for a controversial project, + David Cairns on Hitchcock.
A happily married woman falls for the artist who lives across the street.
The film seems to go for a 1970’s slice of life quality while also having some quirks. Though it has a certain quality… read review