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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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Drama | Romance

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

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Release Date:

28 January 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Triste San Valentín  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$193,728, 2 January 2011, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$9,737,892

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$16,566,240
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1.66 : 1
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Michelle Williams, Ryan Gosling and Faith Wladyka actually lived together in a house in Carbondale, Pennsylvania, for 30 days while filming Blue Valentine. They struggled with the real stresses of having to share a bathroom and do the dishes three times a day. Their grocery budget was based on Dean's salary as a house-painter and Cindy's a nurse - $200 every two weeks. Gosling told that was hard for him and Williams to take off their wedding bands when it was over. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Dean: In my experience, the prettier a girl is, the more nuts she is... which makes you insane. You're probably nutty coo coo crazy.
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The initial credits, showing major cast and crew, play over a montage of stills from the film and clips of fireworks. See more »

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Featured in The 83rd Annual Academy Awards (2011) See more »

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In Ear Park
Written by Daniel Rossen
Performed by Department of Eagles
Courtesy of 4AD Limited
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great film! great acting! great soundtrack!
7 April 2010 | by See all my reviews

i saw this movie at the Sundance film festival and i can't get it out of my head. everything about it is incredibly inspired and brave and poetic. the acting is astounding (i can't remember the last time i saw 2 movie stars be so raw)... the honest, unflinching portrayal of a real relationship is something you don't see much, especially in American film, (again, the actors really deliver here)... the way the images and the music work together creates a sort of dream-scape. this movie is special. i was blown away by it. i can't wait until the release so i can see it again. i hope it is as good as i remember! and i really hope they don't get scared and change it because people need to see this in the movies!


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