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  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

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 (as Ciaran MacGillivray)
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 (as Rosalind Feldman)
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)

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
Matt Dunbar .... production assistant
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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Additional Details

Also Known As:
Rated R for language, some strong sexual content and graphic nudity
116 min | Canada:91 min (censored version)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Dolby Digital | Dolby Digital EX (US version) | Dolby Stereo (DVD version)

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Sarah Polley wrote the role of Lou for Seth Rogen.See more »
Factual errors: Margot makes a date for 2 PM Eastern Standard Time in August, when it must be Eastern Daylight Time.See more »
Margot:I should've called. I just didn't know what to say...
Lou:It's hard to know, I guess.
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23 out of 37 people found the following review useful.
Take This Waltz, 29 September 2012
Author: cultfilmfan from Canada

On my first viewing of Take This Waltz, after the film was over, I said in confidence and self assuredness to the people I went to see the film with, that I did not like it. However a strange thing happened. I saw the film and was unable to write my review of it until now and in that delay of time I started thinking of the film more and more and it seemed to resonate and stay with me and there were certain scenes and just whole issues, or ideals that were brought up during the film that I gave second thought to and reconsidered. Having written my review of Take This Waltz, immediately after watching it, I would have probably have given it a rating of 6 out of 10, but as I have thought and pondered over the characters and meaning of the film and just how it makes more sense to me now and in a sense has also grown on me, I now give the film my definitive rating of 8 out of 10. On first viewing there were some things I really liked about the film such as the interesting yet hauntingly beautiful colour contrast to the homes, interiors of the homes and even what the characters wore. It gave the film a distinct look and I admired it for that. I also appreciated that we could have a serious film about people in their 20's with no use whatsoever of cell phones, the internet, or any type of social media devices. It just felt more real having not used those things and avoided being too commercial as well. The one thing that I think really got me about the first viewing of the film was how I really did not like the main character Margot, played by Michelle Williams. I found it very irritating and awkward to the point of being irritating. She didn't seem to know how to act, or behave in certain situations and when she did speak, or try to live her dreams of fantasies it all just felt and looked terribly awkward and clumsy. Take for example her baby talk with her husband, Lou. It seemed so childish and really grated on my nerves. Also the fact that she was so indecisive about everything as well. Also on first viewing I felt that perhaps not all of the characters were as developed as they could have been and overall at the end of the film I think I got what director/writer Sarah Polley was trying to say, but at that point I was not interested anymore and I did not care either. Having thought about the film for a few days I came to realize that Michelle Williams' character Margot, is not as annoying, or irritating as she once seemed and even if she is a little bit, I could now understand why. I think the point was to show a character such as Margot, who is really indecisive about life and the choices that she makes and also shows how insecure and unhappy she is. I think Margot, was really stuck in a situation that became routine and comfortable for her, but she is a restless character always wondering if there is something new and better for her elsewhere. I think Margot's awkwardness as well as nervousness shows because of how insecure and uncomfortable with life and making decisions is hard for her. She wants to do what is right, but not destroy everything she has at the same time. It also lead me to think that I have known women like Margot, and they behaved in a similar such manner as she does in the film and for the exact same reasons that I mentioned above. It is not necessarily a character flaw, but perhaps just a weakness and a stumbling block that one needs to work on. The other characters later on seemed more well developed than on first glance and the film certainly does give a lot of food for thought. I literally spent days afterwards thinking about this film and some of the powerful and heartbreaking images in it. The film is a fairly depressing watch in a lot of ways, but I could respect that about the film because any film dealing with such subject matter, should be serious and take their character's feelings and emotions to heart and all that is here. The film does still have some flaws with it's pacing and there are times where it gets swept up in it's melancholy and it can tend to drag a little bit, but there is still enough rewarding things on display here to be worth a watch, even if you have to think about the film a couple days after you watch it, or even have repeat viewings. Brave viewers should give the film a chance and think about what it says about loneliness, relationships and the myths we sometimes promise ourselves, but ultimately lie to each other and ourselves about. An intelligent and deeply thought out film worthy of an 8 out of 10 rating and not just a 6.

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