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Blue Valentine (2010)

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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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Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$9,701,559 (USA) (15 April 2011)
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1.66 : 1
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Derek Cianfrance spent 12 years making the movie, he started to work on the script in 1998. During that process, Cianfrance said that he wrote about 67 drafts, mostly each draft containing content added / modified based on on-set improvisations, inspirational encounters etc., while he worked on several documentaries to secure more funding for the movie. 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 »

Quotes

Cindy: [flashback to their wedding day] What are you thinking about?
Dean: I wish they would hurry up so you can't change your mind. Let's go, let's go, let's go.
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I Cant Stop Thinking About It
Written by Mick Collins
Performed by The Dirtbombs
Courtesy of In The Red Records
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I became a fan of Ryan Gosling after watching this movie.
12 October 2012 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Where can I start about this movie? You want me to start about the great performances by the actors? or the skillful directing? or the masterful writing?

I was dumbfounded right after watching this movie. In fact I wondered, why didn't Ryan gosling get nominated for the Oscar but Michelle Williams did.

While watching this movie, I didn't get entertained but I savored the reality which I was viewing on the screen. I'm fully moved. What I loved most in this movie is the character Dean neither raises his voice nor his hand at his wife but respects her with profound sincerity. He makes mistakes but never let go of his family.

The director portrayed beautifully about the most common problems which arise between a man and wife and how they overcome those problems. Apart from this, I totally loved the chemistry between Dean and Cindy before marriage. This movie includes some sweet moments and some bitter moments as well. I'm 23 and single and If I ever become a husband then I wanna be like Dean(The character in this movie).


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