A complex portrait of a married couple who have reached an impasse in their relationship. Plagued by memories of their amorous courtship, Dean and Cindy use one night to try and save their dissolving marriage.
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i used to like this a lot, thought it was well tragic - one sided romances are, it didn't appear she ever loved him... but then came pines and i found watching (amongst other things) yet another weak hopeless female who needed saving worrying. i dunno about this dude, something's fishy.
This movie hit me much harder post-divorce. Some of the behavior exhibited between the two characters is much more perceptible to me now. The realism of the camera language mixed with the Cassettes-esque scenes works particularly well. I'm glad I gave it another watch...just an observation: since my divorce, BLUE VALENTINE became more impactful and ANTICHRIST more beautiful. Fascinating how celluloid dreams change.