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Blue Valentine -- Oscar-nominees Ryan Gosling (THE NOTEBOOK) and Michelle Williams (BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN) star in BLUE VALENTINE, a story of love found and love lost told in moments past and present.
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A look at the idyllic past and troubled present of working-class couple Dean (Gosling) and Cindy (Williams).
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Blue Valentine -- Interview: "Michelle Williams & Ryan Gosling On The Director, Derek Cianfrance"


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Release Date:
28 January 2011 (USA) See more »
Nobody Baby But You And Me. See more »
The relationship of a contemporary married couple, charting their evolution over a span of years by cross-cutting between time periods. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Nominated for Oscar. Another 7 wins & 45 nominations See more »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Ryan Gosling ... Dean

Michelle Williams ... Cindy

Faith Wladyka ... Frankie

John Doman ... Jerry

Mike Vogel ... Bobby
Marshall Johnson ... Marshall
Jen Jones ... Gramma
Maryann Plunkett ... Glenda
James Benatti ... Jamie
Barbara Troy ... Jo
Carey Westbrook ... Charley

Ben Shenkman ... Dr. Feinberg
Eileen Rosen ... Mimi

Enid Graham ... Professor
Ashley Gurnari ... Checker
Jack Parshutich ... Billy
Samii Ryan ... Amanda
Mark Benginia ... Concierge
Timothy Liveright ... Doctor

Tamara Torres ... Maria
Robert Russell ... Justice of the Peace

Michelle Nagy ... Music Teacher
Felicia Reid ... Nurse
Melvin Jurdem ... Old Man (as Mel Jurdem)
Alan Malkin ... Cab Driver
Derik Belanger ... Tony
Isabella Frogoletto ... Child #1 (as Isabella Frigoletto)
Madison Ledergerber ... Child #2
Jaimie Jensen ... Pregnant Woman
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Joseph Basile ... Warehouse Mover (uncredited)
Ian Bonner ... Room Service Guy (uncredited)

Robert Eckard ... Father (uncredited)

Michael J. Kraycik ... Parent (uncredited)

Corey Sullivan ... Jake (uncredited)

Directed by
Derek Cianfrance 
Writing credits
Derek Cianfrance (written by) &
Joey Curtis (written by) and
Cami Delavigne (written by)

Produced by
Doug Dey .... executive producer
Cassian Elwes .... co-executive producer
Carrie Fix .... co-producer
Ryan Gosling .... executive producer
Jack Lechner .... executive producer
Alex Orlovsky .... producer
Scott Osman .... executive producer
Jamie Patricof .... producer
Rena Ronson .... co-executive producer
Lynette Howell Taylor .... producer (as Lynette Howell)
Michelle Williams .... executive producer
Mark Brooke .... executive producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Grizzly Bear 
Cinematography by
Andrij Parekh 
Film Editing by
Jim Helton 
Ron Patane 
Casting by
Cindy Tolan 
Production Design by
Inbal Weinberg 
Set Decoration by
Jasmine E. Ballou  (as Jasmine Ballou)
Costume Design by
Erin Benach 
Makeup Department
Bobby Diehl .... hair department head
Michael Marino .... prosthetic makeup designer (as Mike Marino)
Leo Won .... makeup department head
Production Management
Carrie Fix .... unit production manager
Mike Harrop .... post-production supervisor
Ben Pomeroy .... production supervisor: Incentive Filmed Entertainment
Nicola Westermann .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mariela Comitini .... first assistant director
Adam Escott .... first assistant director
Brad Robinson .... second assistant director
Art Department
Jamie Arbuckle .... on-set dresser
Erik Boring .... leadman
Eddie DeCurtis .... set dresser
Robin Garland .... art department assistant
Jesse Getchell .... art department assistant
Millree Hughes .... scenic painter
Jeffrey Jones .... set dresser
Rachel Jones .... art department coordinator
Greg Kochan .... set dresser (as Gregory Kochan)
Norm Marshall .... artwork provided by
Richard Peete .... assistant property master
Chris Potter .... additional art director
Bridget Rafferty .... assistant art coordinator
Max Sherwood .... property master
Thomas M. Southern .... scenic painter
Michael Crenshaw .... propmaker (uncredited)
Sound Department
Evan Benjamin .... supervising dialogue editor
Travis Call .... audio post supervisor
Vince Camuto Sr. .... boom operator: "Past" (as Vince Reed Camuto)
Damian Canelos .... sound mixer (as Damian Elias Canelos)
Patrick Christensen .... adr mixer (as Pat Christensen)
Dan Flosdorf .... sound designer
Steve Giammaria .... sound recordist (as Steve 'Major' Giammaria)
Sebastian Henshaw .... foley artist
Cory Melious .... supervising sound re-recording mixer
Seth Tallman .... boom operator: "Present"
Tony Volante .... sound re-recording mixer
Eric Walendzinski .... sound utility: "Present"
Corey J. Grasso .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Aaron D. Kelly .... assistant adr recordist (uncredited)
Ryan M. Price .... assistant re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Jon Dowdy .... third special effects (as Jan Dowdy)
Stephanie Finochio .... special effects best boy
Drew Jiritano .... special effects coordinator
Visual Effects by
Jessica Elvin .... smoke artist (as Jessica Allen Elvin)
Jay Tilin .... smoke artist
Kevin Vale .... digital imaging (uncredited)
Blaise Corrigan .... stunt coordinator
Manny Siverio .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Ian Bloom .... digital imaging technician
David Briggs .... grip
Oliver Cary .... camera operator
Maureen Cassidy .... original set dressing photographer
Radium Cheung .... gaffer: "Past"
James Daly .... camera loader
James Daly .... second assistant camera
John Gabriele .... grip
Spencer Gillis .... first assistant "b" camera
Spencer Gillis .... second assistant camera
Marty Hechinger .... best boy electric
Alonso Homs .... additional digital imaging technician
Andrea Killam .... original set dressing photographer
Nina Kuhn .... gaffer: "Present"
Kate Larose .... additional first assistant "b" camera
Ludovic Littee .... first assistant "a" camera
Mike 'Electric' Mervilde Jr. .... grip (as Mile Mervilde)
Davi Russo .... still photographer
Anneke Schoneveld .... original set dressing photographer
John Valkos .... digital imaging technician assistant
Smokey Nelson .... rigging gaffer (uncredited)
Casting Department
Adam Caldwell .... casting associate
Diane Heery .... extras casting: Heery Casting
Richard Hicks .... casting consultant: Los Angeles
David Rubin .... casting consultant: Los Angeles
Joey Cee .... casting assistant (uncredited)
Regina Haigh .... casting (uncredited)
Colleen Kay .... casting associate (uncredited)
Jason Loftus .... casting (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Stephani Lewis .... assistant costume designer
Rachael Ohman .... key set costumer (as Rachel Ohman)
Sandra Riedel .... wardrobe assistant
Shelby Saboy .... wardrobe supervisor
Meghan Monaco .... costume assistant (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Dana Bloder .... digital intermediate producer
Sam Daley .... dailies colorist: Technicolor New York
Kristyn DiPane .... dailies project manager: Technicolor New York (as Kristyn Di Pane)
Barbara Jean Kearney .... digital intermediate executive producer
William Lehman .... assistant editor
Andrew Still .... digital intermediate data manager
Tim Stipan .... digital intermediate colorist
Joe Violante .... dailies advisor: Technicolor New York
Michael P. Whipple .... digital intermediate engineer
Victoria Anderson .... colorist assistant (uncredited)
Jeffrey Leiser .... colorist assistant (uncredited)
Richie Roefaro .... editing assistant (uncredited)
Aidan Stanford .... color timer (uncredited)
Music Department
Robert Bluemke .... composer: background music
Linus Huey .... composer: background music
Joe Rudge .... music supervisor
Matt Sweeney .... composer: additional music
Transportation Department
Richie Clarkson .... driver: Scranton
Thomas Crehan .... driver: New York
George Holtzer .... transportation captain: New York
Patrick J. Kelly .... driver: King of Prussa
Victor Meich Jr. .... driver: New York (as Vic Meich)
William Metzger .... driver: Scranton
Don Sabara .... transportation captain: King of Prussia
Mike Sedock .... transportation captain: Scranton
Gary Vlaovvich .... driver: New York (as Gary Vlaovich)
James Ware .... driver: Scranton
Other crew
Jay Abbondanza .... additional location scout
Audra Beals .... intern
Joshua A. Bell .... production accountant (as Josh Bell)
Nissa Ren Cannon .... production executive: Silverwood Films
Lisa Caracciola .... set medic
Andrew Carr .... emt
Robert Cedzo .... ultrasound consultant
Tracy L. Connors .... set assistant
Kara Costello .... intern
Nicole Cotton .... payroll accountant (as Nicole A. Cotton)
Julia Cámara-Calvo .... intern (as Julia Camara)
Kristen Daniels .... intern
Mark Davis .... assistant chef
Mary Desmarais .... intern
Vincent Falcetano .... intern
Tricia Fawls .... intern
Jeffrey Francer .... head chef
Jaclyn Gerowski .... intern
Leighana Ginther .... intern
Georgia Harris .... assistant: Ryan Gosling
Scott Haven .... office production assistant
Jim Helton .... title sequence by
Megan Hughes .... intern
David Jennis .... set production assistant (as Dave M. Jennis)
Marshall Johnson .... location manager
Jessie Katz .... intern
Louis Katz .... medical services (as Dr. Louis Katz)
Jared Kaufmann .... assistant: Michelle Williams
Bobby Kennedy .... additional set assistant
Noel Lohr .... executive: Incentive Filmed Entertainment
Steve Longo .... intern
Stephanie Lora .... intern
Patrick Mahoney .... craft service (as Pat Mahoney)
Kool Marder .... executive: Incentive Filmed Entertainment
Paul Mayersohn .... attorney
Jonathan McKeown .... set production assistant
Katie McNeill .... assistant: Hunting Lane Films
Barrant Nelson .... set production assistant
Morgan Newell .... production secretary
Christine No .... post-production assistant
Tony Osso .... script supervisor
Holly Pilch .... production office coordinator
Crystal Powell .... assistant: Silverwood Films
Caesar Rivera Jr. .... intern
Jonathan Rodriguez .... set production assistant
Charles Christopher Rubino .... title designer
Maria Ryan .... assistant to harvey weinstein
Ashley Sawyer .... set production assistant
Joseph Scotchlas .... set medic
Sarah Semlear .... intern
Caylee Sender .... intern
Mona Shokrai .... attorney
Steven Smith .... executive: Incentive Filmed Entertainment
Jennifer Sonnenfeld .... location coordinator (as Jenny Sonnenfeld)
John Stefanic .... additional location scout
Chris Tomeo .... location scout
Jared Uhrich .... assistant location manager
Albert Valera .... first assistant accountant
Marilou Vetter .... additional first assistant accountant
David Vogel .... key set production assistant (as David M. Vogel)
Lucy Patrick Ward .... set production assistant
Stephanie Webber .... intern
Ethan Weinstock .... set production assistant
Jeremy Zerechak .... set production assistant
Chris Besseling .... uk senior marketing manager: studiocanal (uncredited)
Laurent Boyé .... publicist: international (uncredited)
Molly Hansen .... business & legal affairs (uncredited)
Angel Jimenez Jr. .... production assistant (uncredited)
Zach Warsavage .... production assistant (uncredited)
Erica Andrew .... the filmmakers wish to thank
Mario Badescu .... the filmmakers wish to thank
Michelle Bannon .... the filmmakers wish to thank
Peter Basich .... the filmmakers wish to thank
Steven C. Beer .... the filmmakers wish to thank (as Steven Beer)
Susan Boehm .... the filmmakers wish to thank
Kenneth K Martinez Burgmaier .... the filmmakers wish to thank (as Kenneth K. Martinez Burgmaier)
Michelle Byrd .... the filmmakers wish to thank
Scott Campbell .... the filmmakers wish to thank
Armand Capullo .... the filmmakers wish to thank
Cody Cianfrance .... the filmmakers wish to thank (as Walker & Cody Cianfrance)
Gary Cianfrance .... the filmmakers wish to thank
Jade Cianfrance .... the filmmakers wish to thank (as Joslyn & Jade Cianfrance)
Janice Cianfrance .... the filmmakers wish to thank
Jason Cianfrance .... the filmmakers wish to thank (as Jason & Jen Cianfrance)
Jen Cianfrance .... the filmmakers wish to thank (as Jason & Jen Cianfrance)
Joslyn Cianfrance .... the filmmakers wish to thank (as Joslyn & Jade Cianfrance)
Megan Cianfrance .... the filmmakers wish to thank
Rita Cianfrance .... the filmmakers wish to thank
Walker Cianfrance .... the filmmakers wish to thank (as Walker & Cody Cianfrance)
Dan Cogan .... the filmmakers wish to thank
Kim Custer .... the filmmakers wish to thank
Michael Davis .... the filmmakers wish to thank
Sig De Miguel .... the filmmakers wish to thank
Jerome Duboz .... the filmmakers wish to thank
Irene Feldman .... the filmmakers wish to thank
Jack Finnerty .... special thanks
Jack Finnerty .... the filmmakers wish to thank
Craig Gering .... the filmmakers wish to thank
Cindy Gillen .... the filmmakers wish to thank
Carolyn Govers .... the filmmakers wish to thank
Kirt Gunn .... the filmmakers wish to thank
Gypsy .... the filmmakers wish to thank
Martin Henderson .... the filmmakers wish to thank
Anthony Howard .... extra special thanks
Alan Howell .... the filmmakers wish to thank
Elizabeth Howell .... the filmmakers wish to thank
Lorraine Howell .... the filmmakers wish to thank
Jon Kamen .... the filmmakers wish to thank
Olivier Katz .... the filmmakers wish to thank
Fredric King .... the filmmakers wish to thank: Fountainhead Films
Emilie Klenk .... the filmmakers wish to thank
David Kopple .... the filmmakers wish to thank
Andrea Marcaccio .... the filmmakers wish to thank
Danny Martin .... special thanks (as Corporal Danny Martin)
Tony Menuto .... the filmmakers wish to thank
Rachel Mikolyski .... the filmmakers wish to thank
Susan Muir .... the filmmakers wish to thank
Forrest Murray .... the filmmakers wish to thank
Katie Mustard .... the filmmakers wish to thank
Kim Neeley .... the filmmakers wish to thank
Chizuko Niikawa .... the filmmakers wish to thank: Helton
Barbara Orlovsky .... the filmmakers wish to thank (as Barbara & Dan Orlovsky)
Dan Orlovsky .... the filmmakers wish to thank (as Barbara & Dan Orlovsky)
Alan Patricof .... the filmmakers wish to thank (as Susan & Alan Patricof)
Riley Patricof .... the filmmakers wish to thank (as Riley & Sawyer Patricof)
Sawyer Patricof .... the filmmakers wish to thank (as Riley & Sawyer Patricof)
Susan Patricof .... the filmmakers wish to thank (as Susan & Alan Patricof)
Jean Pesce .... the filmmakers wish to thank
Shannon Plumb .... extra special thanks
Hylda Queally .... the filmmakers wish to thank
Bingham Ray .... the filmmakers wish to thank
Felicia Reid .... the filmmakers wish to thank
Jeremy Renner .... the filmmakers wish to thank
Sarah Richmond .... the filmmakers wish to thank
Stephanie Ritz .... the filmmakers wish to thank
John Robinson .... the filmmakers wish to thank
Robert Russell .... the filmmakers wish to thank (as Justice Robert Russell)
Jane Saul .... the filmmakers wish to thank
Madonna Savage .... the filmmakers wish to thank
Kelly Sawyer .... the filmmakers wish to thank
Frank Scherma .... the filmmakers wish to thank
Greta Seacat .... the filmmakers wish to thank (as Greta Secat)
Jake Septimus .... the filmmakers wish to thank
Philip S. Solomon .... the filmmakers wish to thank (as Phil Solomon)
Scott Speedman .... the filmmakers wish to thank
Ami Spishock .... the filmmakers wish to thank (as Ami Ray Spishock)
Jai Stephan .... the filmmakers wish to thank
Corey Sullivan .... the filmmakers wish to thank
Graham Taylor .... the filmmakers wish to thank
Mike Tillman .... the filmmakers wish to thank
Gail Tucker .... special thanks
Gail Tucker .... the filmmakers wish to thank
Victoria Vater .... the filmmakers wish to thank
Nadean Verdicchio .... the filmmakers wish to thank
Stephen Vincent .... the filmmakers wish to thank
Rachel Weisz .... thanks (as Rachael Weisz)
Keith Zimmerman .... the filmmakers wish to thank
Crew believed to be complete

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Rated R on appeal for strong graphic sexual content, language, and a beating (re-rating on appeal)
112 min
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Sound Mix:
Argentina:16 | Australia:MA | Brazil:14 | Canada:18A (Alberta/Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:14A (British Columbia) | Canada:13+ (Québec) | Chile:14 | Denmark:11 | France:U | Germany:12 | Hong Kong:III | Ireland:16 | Italy:VM14 | Japan:R15+ | Malaysia:18 | Netherlands:12 | Portugal:M/16 | Singapore:R21 | South Korea:18 | Sweden:11 | UK:15 | USA:NC-17 (original rating) | USA:R (re-rating on appeal) (certificate #46358)

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When filming the argument scenes, Derek Cianfrance gave instructions to Michelle Williams and Ryan Gosling individually without the knowledge of the other in order to create more tension between Dean and Cindy. For Williams, Cianfrance would instruct her to try to leave the room, use any way to break out of the argument with Gosling etc. For Gosling, Cianfrance would tell him to use any means to persuade, get Williams attention, etc. Gosling has stated it was a new and interesting process as it became a tug game on set.See more »
Continuity: During the scene at the doctor's office the assistant is wearing blue gloves on both hands. She hands equipment to the doctor and in the next shot, from a different camera angle, the assistant suddenly isn't wearing any gloves.See more »
Dean:I don't know, I just feel like I should just stop thinking about it, you know, but I can't. Maybe I've seen too many movies, you know, love at first sight. What do you think about love at first sight? You think you can love somebody just by looking at them? But the thing is man, I felt like I knew her, you ever get that feeling? Yeah, I probably don't right... it felt like I did though.
[... ]
Dean:She just seems different, you know? I don't know, I just got a feeling about her. You know when a song comes on and you just gotta dance?
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44 out of 68 people found the following review useful.
A Slow Dissolve, 12 January 2011
Author: David Ferguson ( from Dallas, Texas

Greetings again from the darkness. OK, so I was extremely surprised to be the only male in a theater with 30 plus viewers. I had not once previously thought of this as a chick flick. In fact, it is quite a weighty relationship expose' and that explains the lack of present men. What is surprising is that while the film is about the ever-so-slow crumbling of a marriage, there is no blame placed at the feet of any one person, as is so often the case in Hollywood.

You might have already guessed that this is no upbeat, loosie-goosie rom-com. Rather, it is a bleak look at a marriage that starts with good intentions and fades into misery. On the plus, we witness an acting clinic by two of today's absolute best ... Ryan Gosling as Dean and Michelle Williams as Cindy. Dean is quite the oddball romantic as he strums his ukulele and quivers "You Always Hurt the Ones You Love" in a bit of foreshadowing. Cindy, on the other hand, is a bit more ambitious and has dreams of medical school.

The two meet by happenstance in the hallway of a nursing home when Cindy is visiting her grandmother. Immediately, there are sparks and after Cindy's macho boyfriend proves his true rotten self to her, she becomes more enamored with Dean. When an unexpected pregnancy occurs, Dean is pretty quick to stand up for Cindy and they set off to build a life together.

Flash forward 6 years and Dean has changed very little, while Cindy just seems totally beaten down. They both cherish their precious daughter Frankie (played by newcomer Faith Wladyka) but their relationship is nowhere, gone, kaput. Even an attempted one-night getaway to a themed hotel doesn't provide the relief they need. Instead, it's the final straw. When Cindy repeats "I'm done" ... we don't doubt her at all.

Director and co-writer Derek Cianfrance does a tremendous job with the details and creating the personalities of these two people. Every relationship requires work and failure can be predicted when one gives up and the other pretends all is fine. This one probably won't save any marriages, but it is worth seeing just to watch Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams in action.

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