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The relationship of a contemporary married couple, charting their evolution over a span of years by cross-cutting between time periods.

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Dean Pereira and Cindy Heller Pereira are a young, working class married couple - Dean currently working as a painter, and Cindy working as a nurse in a medical clinic - with a young daughter named Frankie. Despite their relatively tender ages, they are both ravaged by the life they've eked out together and by the experiences they've had leading into their marriage. Dean, a high school drop out, comes from a broken home, where he never really had a mother figure. He never saw himself getting married or having a family despite falling in love at first sight with Cindy. He doesn't have any professional ambition beyond his current work - which he enjoys since he feels he can knock off a beer at 8 o'clock in the morning without it affecting his work - although Cindy believes he has so much more potential in life. Cindy also comes from a dysfunctional family, with her own mother and father not setting an example of a harmonious married or family life. One of her previous serious ... Written by Huggo

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Rated R on appeal for strong graphic sexual content, language, and a beating | See all certifications »

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28 January 2011 (USA)  »

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Triste San Valentín  »

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$3,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$193,728 (USA) (31 December 2010)

Gross:

$9,701,559 (USA) (15 April 2011)
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Steinway Moving and Storage were selected to participate to be in the film. Ryan Gosling was actually working and conversing with the company's employees. The owner, James "Jamie" Benatti, played himself. See more »

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All the cars driven by the actors had Pennsylvania license plates on the front. That is inaccurate, since in Pennsylvania you only get one license plate, which goes on the back. See more »

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Dean: I'm gonna hit you in five seconds. I'm gonna hit you in five seconds if you don't get out of here. I'm gonna hit you in five seconds!
[Doctor Feinberg gives orders to Mimi to call the police]
Dean: Five! Four! Get out! Get out! Three... Two!
Dr. Feinberg: Think about your wife, will you? Think...
[Dean punches Doctor in the face]
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Written and Performed by Matt Sweeney & Bjorn Yttling
Used by Permission of EMI Blackwood Music Inc.
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I could not WAIT to get home to write this review!!
30 January 2011 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

Four alarm alert!! This movie was sooo awful it was unbearable...I didn't know whether my wife felt the same way, so I didn't ask to leave (we don't speak during movies); AND, we had dinner reservations timed to the end of the movie. So...I sat there. BIG MISTAKE.

The characters were shallow, the dialogue was not funny, clever or nuanced...nothing but dull. It seemed that half the scenes were improvised. I imagine the director saying: "OK folks...here's what's happening in this scene...feel it, and go for it. Ryan you start with this line 'blah blah' and Michelle, you respond like this 'blah.' Then, you both take it from here."

And the endless ENDLESS close-ups...this looked like a film school project slated for 20 minutes that got out of hand. Depressing. And the sex scenes were as sexy as a state of the union speech.

But, if you want to position yourself as kewl, you'll say you loved it. This is the cinematic equivalent of atonal music.


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