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  (in credits order)

Michelle Williams ... Margot

Seth Rogen ... Lou

Luke Kirby ... Daniel

Sarah Silverman ... Geraldine
Jennifer Podemski ... Karen
Diane D'Aquila ... Harriet

Vanessa Carter ... Tony (as Vanessa Coelho)
Graham Abbey ... James
Damien Atkins ... Aquafit Instructor

Aaron Abrams ... Aaron
Dyan Bell ... Dyan

Albert Howell ... Albert
Danielle Miller ... Danielle

Matt Baram ... Matt
Avi Phillips ... Avi
Diane Flacks ... Diane
Cheryl MacInnis ... Flight Attendant
Ciarán MacGillivray ... Soldier
Roy MacNeil ... Period Priest
Sandy MacLean ... Town Crier

John Dunsworth ... Tourist
Barnieta Runnings ... Shower Lady #1
Mary Pitt ... Shower Lady #2
Rosalind S. Feldman ... Shower Lady #3
Mike Follert ... Man on the Porch

Jean-Michel Le Gal ... Police Officer

Samantha Farrow ... Threesome Lady
Dustin Peters ... Threesome Dude
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Peter Mansbridge ... Himself - CBC Anchor (archive footage) (uncredited)

Llyane Stanfield ... Traveler (uncredited)
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Directed by
Sarah Polley 
Writing credits
Sarah Polley (written by)

Produced by
D.J. Carson .... line producer
Susan Cavan .... producer
Sarah Polley .... producer
David Sandomierski .... associate producer
Original Music by
Jonathan Goldsmith 
Cinematography by
Luc Montpellier (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Christopher Donaldson 
Casting by
John Buchan 
Jason Knight 
Production Design by
Matthew Davies 
Art Direction by
Aleksandra Marinkovich  (as Aleks Marinkovich)
Set Decoration by
Steve Shewchuk 
Costume Design by
Lea Carlson 
Makeup Department
David R. Beecroft .... hair department head
Catherine Boyd .... first assistant makeup artist: Louisbourg
Jim Macdonald .... first assistant hair stylist: Louisbourg (as Jim MacDonald)
Jo-Ann MacNeil .... first assistant makeup artist
Leslie Ann Sebert .... makeup department head
Sondra Treilhard .... first assistant hair stylist
Production Management
Craig Cameron .... production manager: Halifax
D.J. Carson .... unit production manager
Joanne Jackson .... production manager
Claude Nearing .... production manager: Louisbourg
Douglas Wilkinson .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Adam Bocknek .... third assistant director (as Adam 'Bucky' Bocknek)
Missy Dingman .... trainee assistant director
David Forsyth .... second assistant director
Daniel J. Murphy .... first assistant director
Art Department
Rob Bonney .... head carpenter
Malcolm Byard .... set dresser
Carlos Caneca .... lead set dresser
Dwight Doerksen .... construction coordinator
David Evans .... on-set dresser
Neil Floyd .... first assistant art director
Aaron Godd .... set dresser
Robert Grani .... set decorator: Louisbourg (as Rib Grani)
Alexandra Hooper .... set buyer
Elis Lam .... first assistant art director
Raymond MacDonald .... on-set dresser: Louisbourg
Rob McCallum .... storyboard artist
Samuel McDonald Lemoine .... set dresser: Louisbourg
Mario Moreira .... assistant property master
James R. Murray .... property master (as Jim Murray)
Robert Olah .... set dresser
Victor 'Chikko' Ouon .... head painter
Dave Rosa .... key scenic artist
Sasha Sergejewski .... assistant property master: Louisbourg
Travis Staley .... on-set carpenter
Rachel Woroner .... art department production assistant
Balint Zasko .... artist: original art work
Sound Department
Wade Barnett .... adr recordist
David Berti .... dolby sound consultant
David Caporale .... second assistant sound editor
Kathy Choi .... foley editor
Kathy Choi .... sound effects editor
Erik Culp .... foley recording mixer
Brian Gallagher .... adr recordist
Steve Hammond .... foley artist
Kirk Lynds .... sound re-recording mixer
Travis MacKay .... adr recordist
David McCallum .... adr editor
David McCallum .... dialogue editor
Steve Medeiros .... first assistant sound editor
Joe Morrow .... studio assistant
John Naslen .... adr recordist (as John Naslun)
Ian Rankin .... foley recording mixer
Lou Solakofski .... supervising sound re-recording mixer
Paul Talbott .... adr recordist
Jane Tattersall .... supervising sound editor
John J. Thomson .... sound mixer (as John Thomson)
Alan Zielonko .... boom operator
Special Effects by
Tim Lidstone .... special effects technician
Laird McMurray .... special effects coordinator
Matthew Tulk .... key special effects
Visual Effects by
Corina Clarin .... visual effects coordinator: Rocket Science VFX
Gary Couto .... compositor: Rocket Science VFX
Robert Crowther .... visual effects supervisor: Rocket Science VFX
Tony Cybulski .... compositor: Rocket Science VFX
Kaitlyn Lovatt .... compositor: Rocket Science VFX
Joel Skeete .... compositor: Rocket Science VFX
Iqbal Zafar .... compositor: Rocket Science VFX
Alison Reid .... stunt coordinator
Robert C. Shannon .... water safety
Camera and Electrical Department
Allan Angus .... generator operator
Max Armstrong .... second second assistant camera
Lori Ann Bellefontaine .... generator operator: Louisbourg (as Lori Bellefontaine)
Pierre Berube .... best boy electric
Michael Blatchford .... second assistant camera
Sean Burton .... electric
Bill Campbell .... lamp operator
Andrew Caney .... grip
Jason Capstick .... grip: Louisbourg
Robyn Clarke .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Johnny Cochrane .... first assistant camera: "bv" camera, Louisbourg (as John Cochrane)
Terry Daly .... grip: Louisbourg
Byrd Dickens .... lamp operator
Matt Eakin .... lamp operator: Louisbourg
Rob Eshelby .... lamp operator: Louisbourg
Darcy Fraser .... second assistant camera: "b" camera, Louisbourg
Michael Gibson .... still photographer
Gerald Gillis .... lamp operator: Louisbourg
Jim Holmes .... best boy grip (as James Holmes)
Sean Jensen .... camera operator
Sean Jensen .... steadicam operator
Robert Johnson .... key grip
Terry Kelly .... gaffer
Dino Laurenza .... camera operator: "b" camera
Forbes MacDonald .... camera operator: "b" camera, Louisbourg (as Forbes McDonald)
Scott MacDonald .... dolly grip: Louisbourg
Scott MacDonald .... key grip: Louisbourg
Jason McGowan .... grip
Robert Mountjoy .... first assistant camera
Akira Nishihata .... first assistant camera:
Bob Poole .... generator operator
Marc Purdy .... grip
Ron Renzetti .... dolly grip
Augustina Saygnavong .... camera trainee
Jordan Schella .... gaffer: Louisbourg
Dean Skerrit .... best boy grip: Louisbourg (as Dean Skerrett)
Craig Stewart .... grip: Louisbourg
Alan Sweet .... best boy electric: Louisbourg
Riley Turner .... camera trainee: Louisbourg
Todd Voogt .... grip: Louisbourg
Greg Whiteside .... playback operator
George Willis .... underwater camera operator
Richard D. Leko .... best boy rigging grip (uncredited)
Richard D. Leko .... daily key rigging grip (uncredited)
Robert C. Shannon .... dive supervisor (uncredited)
Robert C. Shannon .... underwater camera grip: second unit (uncredited)
Casting Department
Matthew Campbell .... casting: Louisbourg, BG
Zameret Kleiman .... background casting
Wendy Ross .... casting consultant: Louisbourg, BG (as Wendy Cohen Ross)
Jane Spencer .... extras casting assistant (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ciara Brennan .... costume truck coordinator
Isabel De Biasio .... costume set supervisor (as Isabel Debiasio)
Roslyn Hanchard .... assistant costume designer
Michele Harney .... costume truck coordinator
Madeleine Stewart .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Darcy Arthurs .... digital intermediate producer
Michael Dobroski .... colorist: dailies (as Mike Dobroski)
Luis Freitas .... first assistant editor
Joscelyn Goode .... film timer
Rob Gyorgy .... digital intermediate on-line editor (as Rev. Rob Gyorgy)
Graham Hoselton .... front end supervisor
Mark Kueper .... digital intermediate colorist
Margaret Mansell .... digital film technician
Andrew Pascoe .... digital film supervisor
Kurt Reid .... dailies assistant
Music Department
Alexander Andresen .... composer: additional music
Kevin Banks .... music editor
Michael Banton-Jones .... score mixer: Wanted Studios
Jody Colero .... music supervisor
Jonathan Goldsmith .... musician: guitars, keyboards, programming
Ben Grossman .... musician: hurdy gurdy
Christine Leslie .... music licensing: Silent Joe
Hugh Marsh .... musician: violin, baritone violin
Rob Piltch .... musician: nylon string guitar
Transportation Department
Patrick Batchelor .... transportation co-captain
Fred Campbell .... driver: Louisbourg
John Cocks .... driver
Michell Desnoyers .... transportation captain: Louisbourg (as Michelle MacEachern)
Norm Henderson .... driver
Stuart Hughes .... driver
Jason Leeking .... transportation captain
Kent MacDonald .... driver: Louisbourg
Paul MacEachern .... transportation coordinator: Louisbourg
Shelley Mansell .... driver
Hugh McCallum .... driver
Joe Norris Sr. .... driver
John Ozlins .... transportation coordinator (as John Ozolins)
Gilbert Russell .... driver: Louisbourg (as Gilbert Russel)
Bruce Stewart .... head driver: Louisbourg
Maurice Tremblay .... driver
Jeff Taylor .... driver: honeywagon (uncredited)
Other crew
Kevin Alakas .... first assistant accountant
Cynthia Amsden .... unit publicist
Eric Armstrong .... dialogue coach
Samantha Armstrong .... script supervisor
Brian Backman .... set production assistant: Louisbourg
Lisa Barry .... caterer: Louisbourg, Action Catering
Shauna Barry .... caterer: Louisbourg, Action Catering
Maev Beaty .... background adr performer (as Maev Beatty)
Scott Beckman .... location production assistant: Louisbourg
Cole Dabney .... social media & marketing
Colombe Demers .... background adr performer
Tricia Echlin .... office production assistant
Mike Follert .... stand-in
Focused on Food .... craft service
James Fraser .... sales executive: Technicolor Toronto
Jonathan Gajewski .... production assistant
Justin Gajewski .... production assistant
Sharon Glicklich .... set server
Patricia Hamilton .... background adr performer
Barbara Hancock .... craft service: Focused On Foods
Alan Hollett .... craft service server: Louisbourg
Mike Horechuk .... key location production assistant: Louisbourg
Matt Hunwicks .... set production assistant
Tanja Jacobs .... background adr performer
Paul Jennison .... production accountant
R. Emerson John .... script supervisor: splinter unit dailies
Norma Jean Jones .... background adr performer
Fred Kamping .... location manager
Samantha Kates .... set server
Mazi Khalighi .... assistant to director
Alex Kontsalakis .... payroll accountant
Robert Lamkin .... chef training: Chef Robert Catering
Richard Lee .... background adr performer
Stanley Lidon .... assistant location manager
Jim Lovisek .... animal wrangler
Cathy MacDougall .... location production assistant: Louisbourg
Paul Mark .... assistant production coordinator
Mark McFadden .... assistant location manager
Julie McLeod .... stand-in
Jay Melnychuk .... stand-in
Jamie Minns .... executive project coordinator
Mike Mullen .... location production assistant
Tony Nappo .... background adr performer
Andrea Nesbitt .... production coordinator
Cailin O'Neil .... production coordinator: Louisbourg
Thomas Pepper .... office production assistant (as Tom Pepper)
Jordan Pettle .... background adr performer
Rodger Pike .... craft service server: Louisbourg
Cory Pioveson .... set production assistant: Louisbourg
Diane Pitblado .... dialogue coach
Gordon Pong .... location production assistant (as Gord Pong)
Selwyn Richards .... food stylist
Dug Rotstein .... script supervisor
Colette Thomas .... office production assistant: Louisbourg
Lucy Veale .... executive project coordinator
Shaun Whitford .... set production assistant: Louisbourg
Joe Iacono .... financial consultant and auditor (uncredited)
Christopher Warre Smets .... documentary producer (uncredited)
Raoul Bhaneja .... thanks
Atom Egoyan .... thanks
Katie Holmes .... thanks
Sarah Manninen .... thanks
Don McKellar .... thanks

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Also Known As:
Rated R for language, some strong sexual content and graphic nudity
116 min | Canada:91 min (censored version)
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Dolby Digital | Dolby Digital EX (US version) | Dolby Stereo (DVD version)

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22 out of 37 people found the following review useful.
'New things get old.', 7 July 2012
Author: gradyharp from United States

Sarah Polley wrote, directed and produced this little Canadian Indie TAKE THIS WALTZ and it seems t be a very personal project. Polley definitely has some insights into contemporary relationships, family, commitment, and values and she manages to transmit those ideas with success in this rather strange but in the end satisfying film. The cast is small and tight an dwell interrelated (except for a rather inappropriate shower scene at the ladies swimming pool when the shower is filled with naked unattractive older obese women) and the three primary actors who form this fragile love triangle are exceptional as are the other two main characters whose purpose seems to be an examination of alcoholism and its effects on a family.

We meet Margot (Michelle Williams) nervously coping with her fear of airports at the end of a writing assignment for a travel company. Her eyes engage a handsome young artist Daniel (Luke Kirby) and as fate would have it they are assigned adjoining seats on the airplane home. After an uncomfortably awkward conversation we can see that there is a mutual attraction, and on arriving home they share a taxi and discover that they live across the street form each other. Sensing her attraction and being the faithful wife that she is, Margot informs Daniel that she is married and they part ways. Margot's husband Lou (Seth Rogen) is a stay at home guy who loves cooking and is writing a book on various chicken recipes. Though Margot and Lou repeatedly tell each other how much they love each other, their marriage of five years seems more of a silly childish game than a mature marriage relationship. There is a moment when their tiresome silly word games is interrupted by a possible physical liaison but the idea of sharing love and the concept of a child is touched upon and we never find out why that is or who is trying to have or not have a family.

It becomes more obvious that Margot wants to be more exposed to Daniels and they play-act in strange situations, never consummating what obviously is a mutual attraction: Margot is fanatically faithful to Lou whom she repeated says she loves. The closest they come to intimacy is Daniel's responding to Margot's question 'What do you want to do to me?' - and the monologue seems to reveal hidden needs in Margot. Daniel's sister Geraldine (Sarah Silverman) is a recovering alcoholic and her child with her husband James (Graham Abbey) is beloved by Margot. The two confide in each other and words such as ¨Life has a gap in it, it just does. You don't go crazy trying to fill it¨ rather summarize the tow character's inquires. Eventually Margot decides she must explore the newly awakened feelings she has for Daniel and the remainder of the film is how that resolves: the ending is pretty much left up to the viewer.

Michelle Williams continues to grow as an actress, able to say more with her eyes and her body language than she is with the script of lines. She is truly remarkable. But she is very well supported by both Luke Kirby and Seth Rogen in roles that are not easy to make credible. The cinematography by Luc Montpellier adds a sense of surreal romance to the film and the musical score by Jonathan Goldsmith incorporates pop tunes such as 'Video killed the radio star' have superb secondary meanings. Parts of the film are flimsy and irritating and unresolved, but Sarah Polley proves that she is rich with ideas that makes us look at ourselves and those we love in a different light.

Grady Harp

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