A motorcycle stunt rider turns to robbing banks as a way to provide for his lover and their newborn child, a decision that puts him on a collision course with an ambitious rookie cop navigating a department ruled by a corrupt detective.
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
Director Derek Cianfrance spent twelve years making the movie; he started working on the script in 1998. During that process, Cianfrance said that he wrote about sixty-seven drafts, mostly each one 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 »
When Dean is decorating Walter's room for him, he hangs the U.S. flag incorrectly. The flag should be hung with the union (the blue section) on the left, even when hung vertically. See more »
You ever get that feeling?
Yeah, like, you've seen her before and you just know her.
It's a feeling. But, actually, you really don't know her.
I probably... I don't right?
It felt like I did, though.
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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 »
A Simple and Heartbreaking Story, with Magnificent Screenplay, Performances and Soundtrack
The worker of the Steinway Moving & Storage Dean (Ryan Gosling) meets the medicine student Cindy (Michelle Williams) and falls in love with her. Cindy has a personal problem with her boyfriend and the sooner she gets married with Dean.
Years later, the family man Dean has no ambitions and is satisfied with his simple life together with his wife and their daughter Frankie. Cindy works as a nurse in a medical clinic and believes that Dean has potential to be someone. They love their daughter but Cindy rejects Dean's affection; Dean invites Cindy to go to the motel expecting to rekindle their love. But their marriage has ended a long time ago.
"Blue Valentine" is a simple and heartbreaking story, with magnificent screenplay, performances and soundtrack that make the difference. The romance is developed at two periods, in the beginning and the end of the relationship of a couple that does not talk anymore to each other. Their relationship is disclosed in the present days, entwined with flashbacks of period of sweethearts.
In Brazil, "Blue Valentine" was released in the movie theaters with the title "Namorados para Sempre" ("Valentine Forever"), misleading the viewers that expect a romantic comedy instead of a drama. My vote is eight.
Title (Brazil): "Namorados para Sempre" ("Valentine Forever")
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