Saturday, January 8, 2011


Update: I have seen the movie - I have lived a more exciting "ending" than the movie - The actor who played David was irritating and weak.  I rate it *1/2 (one and one half stars) I think I winked off in the middle of the movie for a few moments. I think that my scenario in the 2nd half below..would have been better - did not like the actor!  Popcorn good, movie bad!

A complex portrait of a contemporary American marriage, "Blue Valentine" tells the story of David and Cindy, a couple who have been together for several years but who are at an impasse in their relationship. While Cindy has blossomed into a woman with opportunities and options, David is still the same person he was when they met, and he is unable to accept either Cindy's growth or his lack of it. Innovatively structured, the narrative unfolds in two distinct time frames, juxtaposing scenes of first love and youthful sexuality with those of disenchantment and discord.
Id say, coming to a theater near you...but why go so far... look out your back door, see your neighbors, friends.... who's driving the Lexus and who's driving che Ford P/Up?  If you could follow him around - he's probably having an affair with his secretary and she's with a man 10 years younger than her.  They both meetup at home about 7pm during the week wreaking of their last two hours of outside intimacy. 
I guess this is a norm in today's society - several children holding their relationship together, $20,000 real estate taxes, 20,000 mortgage payments, 20,000 this and 20,000 thats... Tied and Twisted in a Family lifestyle that is too complicated to unwind. He is taking high blood pressure medicine that is rendering his male status "limp" - she is on two anti-depressants - one to keep the depression away and the other to keep anxiety down.  She has begun hormone replacement therapy early to stay sexually lubricated and he has upped his viagra from 50 mg to 100 mg and they both are under 50 years old. The economy may come back - but their youthfulness and lives will not.
Finally, I don't think this movie is about the above, just what is happening in your neighborhood.  

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