BLUE VALENTINE DVD Review
BLUE VALENTINE was one of my absolute favorite films in 2010. I saw it a Sundance and was absolutely blown away by how beautiful and amazing it was.
The movie takes a look at a couple at two separate points in their lives, the beginning of their relationship and years later when things are not as happy as they used to be.
This is one of the most real and honest films that I have seen that studies a relationship the way this film does. Writer/director Derek Cianfrance’s sensitivity and understanding plays a big part in the feel of the film and what transpires on screen. But that’s only part of it. The film also features some powerful performances by Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams. There is something that just clicks between these two and you forget you’re watching a movie, instead it’s almost like we are looking at a slice of their lives captured on film.
There is a real sense of cinema verite with Blue Valentine and I think that’s what I love about it the most.
And of course now that the DVD (and Blu-ray) is available, there is no excuse for you not to see the film. I think this is a movie you need to see more than once in order to really see every subtlety of each moment and I loved experiencing it all over again.
Apart from the film, the DVD also includes some bonus features:
Deleted Scenes – These are always great if you wish there was more of the movie for you to watch. I don’t always like watch deleted scenes, but in this case, I loved seeing even more of what might have ended up in the film.
Making Of – This is usually one of the bonus features I enjoy the most. And this one was great to watch as well. I particularly love listening to director Derek Cianfrance, he’s such an interesting person (at least I think so) and you should definitely listen to the audio commentary as well.
Home Movies – This one was cute, it’s a home movie made by the cast in character.
The DVD also includes audio commentary with director Derek Cianfrance and co-editor Jim Helton.