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Sunday, December 23, 2012

Movie Review: "Take This Waltz" (2011)

I recently watched "Take This Waltz" and thought it was pretty good. It's definitely an entertaining movie that was quirky at times.

Margot (played by Michelle Williams) & Lou (Seth Rogen) are a seemingly happy married couple living in Toronto. They have an interesting relationship that is based in fun & humor (sometimes very odd humor as they enjoy telling each other about horrible things they'd do to each other). For example, Lou enjoys pouring cold water on Margot every time she takes a shower & she is totally oblivious to the fact that he is doing this, she believes the shower itself is malfunctioning (this was done countless times to me as a kid, but that's because I have 4 older brothers!). However, it does not seem like they have a lot of passion for each other. Margot meets Daniel (Luke Kirby) on a business trip and then finds out that he actually lives across the street from her & Lou. Once this occurs, she starts to have some doubts about her marriage.

MINOR SPOILER ALERT: This movie takes us on a journey from the time Margot meets Daniel, through her adventures in getting to know Daniel and finally with the inevitable breakup of her marriage to Lou. Margot at times seems like a lost puppy dog while she's on this journey and she also at times seems like a little girl trapped in a young woman's body. And Michelle Williams is brilliant at portraying Margot's quirkiness & innocence. She is truly one of the best actresses out there now.

I can't talk about this movie without bringing up 2 very funny scenes, one of which is somewhat cringe-worthy: The first is the scene in the pool where Margot is doing water aerobics and the second scene is the shower scene after this pool scene. I won't give away anything regarding these 2 scenes other than how funny they are!

I've mentioned how good Williams is in this movie, but so is Rogen. He shows some depth that is not normal for him and he does a very nice job. And Sarah Polley does a great job of directing this journey in a very realistic fashion.

I definitely liked this movie...7.5/10 stars

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