I can't understand all of the bad reviews about it. I guess most of the people didn't understand the true essence of this film. I loved it!
Michelle Williams nailed it again! She is absolutely amazing in this! She plays Margot a women super insecure woman who is always looking for something not to feel a certain emptiness in her life. She is happily married with Lou played by Seth Rogen who is writting a cooking book just about chicken recipes. Meanwhile she met Daniel played by Luke Kirby and the chemistry between them was instantaneous. But when Margot finds out that Daniel lived right across the street she starts to panic.
Sarah Polley wrote and directed this film so beautifully. She perfectly showed how relationships and love can be complicated without the usual clichès. I think she also wanted to show how a human being can be so dissatisfied with everything literally. What is a happy life? What makes us really feel complete and realized in life? It will make you discuss about all of those things afterwards.
The colours used and the set design were also great.
Take This Waltz is the perfect title for this film, it's a perfect metaphor and almost at the end of the film that is portrayed by a montage so beautifully done! That montage represents everything that Margot needed to be happy all of the things she wanted to feel loved and live again. But "new things get old" you'll understand when you see the film I don't wanna spoil anything. It's very hard to talk about it without spoiling so I'm not going to write anything more about it. Just watch it!
Funny fact about this is, almost that the end of the film I noticed a flag from my country on the porch of the house next to Margot's and Lou's house. It's because this was shooted in Toronto's Portuguese neighbourhood called Little Portugal and I didn't knew that!
Canadian actor/writer/director Sarah Polley has created a film that brings to mind the old Blind Men Appraising an Elephant parable. The more reviews I read about ’Take This Waltz’, the more apparent it becomes that people see only what they want to see (or, more likely, only what they are able to see) in this movie.
Many reviewers are:
Well, one thing seems certain – nobody is going to mistake this film for a run-of-the-mill chick flick.
Full disclosure. I view Polley as one of Canada’s national treasures, but I've also been putting off seeing this movie because I figured it wouldn't be for me. More specifically, as a happily married fortysomething dude, I didn’t feel like I could easily relate to a twentysomething woman’s profound emotional dissatisfaction and infidelity issues. Nevertheless, feeling brave earlier this week, I jumped into this film with both feet, and its honesty and insight swept me away.
Bear in mind, though, when I say this film is honest, it doesn’t mean that I am necessarily happy and/or accepting of what the characters do. Every character in this movie makes mistakes. Every character is alternatively self-seeking, callow, imprudent, meddlesome, and/or unsatisfied. Is it possible for modern film audiences to witness the actions of flawed, somewhat unlikeable individuals, and still remain sympathetic and engaged? Some can, some can't. When you decree “Margot is a borderline mess!” or “Lou is a cuckold!” in your review, you are only indicating that your generosity and compassion doesn’t necessarily extend to those you deem imperfect. Which is kind of backwards, because those are the people who probably require it the most.
What Polley is trying to do, I think, is be absolutely meticulous about seeing these characters and their problems from multiple perspectives — which, now I think about it, may be a distinctively Canadian trait she brings to the table. The problem is, audiences aren’t always comfortable with nuance; they want to be told, clearly and repeatedly, whether they should be rooting for one character or another. This movie leaves it for you to decide, and as a result, it's the type of film that probably sparks quite a few arguments between couples on the way home from the theatre.
The other problem worth mentioning is, this movie is far too quirky and twee. It's got quirk up the yahoo, and it, literally, could not be more twee if you added Zooey Deschanel reading 'Winnie the Pooh' while riding a unicycle.
I enjoyed it. unique, beautiful, and discouraging. Well made film.
i got bored. Too slow