Young marrieds Dean (Ryan Gosling) and Cindy (Michelle Williams) live in rural Pennsylvania with their daughter Frankie. With all the usual things that tend to rear up at some point in a relationship, they’re facing tough times as the story slips between their distant and near pasts, as we see how they came to be. Blue Valentine follows them through their dating experiences, fumbling moments and eventual marriage and adult life. Tender and beautiful with gorgeously empathetic performances from Gosling and Williams, this Grizzly Bear-scored indie beauty is guaranteed to make you fall in love.
“A film valentine that while prickly, raw and devastatingly real, is one to be treasured.” — Indiewire