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Take This Waltz (2011)

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A happily married woman falls for the artist who lives across the street.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Margot
... Lou
... Daniel
... Geraldine
... Karen
Diane D'Aquila ... Harriet
Vanessa Carter ... Tony (as Vanessa Coelho)
... James
Damien Atkins ... Aquafit Instructor
... Aaron
Dyan Bell ... Dyan
... Albert
Danielle Miller ... Danielle
... Matt
Avi Phillips ... Avi
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Storyline

While on a plane ride back to Toronto from a writing assignment, Margot meets Daniel, a handsome stranger. An immediate attraction is formed and Margot is able to open up and discuss some of her fears and longings. A taxi ride back home causes Daniel and Margot to realize that they are neighbours and Margot admits she's married. The summer-time heat and her increasing fascination with the handsome artist who lives across the street starts getting to her, and Margot is no longer sure if she's happy in her marriage or if she'd be happier with her fantasies with Daniel. Written by napierslogs

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for language, some strong sexual content and graphic nudity | See all certifications »

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6 July 2012 (Canada)  »

Also Known As:

Bu Dans Senin  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$137,019, 1 July 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,237,514, 23 September 2012
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1.85 : 1
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Writer and Director Sarah Polley chose to use the song Video Killed the Radio Star in key scenes, because it was her brother's favorite song. See more »

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In the beginning of the film a day passes by showing the relative movement of the sun - the light moving on the walls. The sun moves from west to east. See more »

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Margot: I remember when my niece, The Tony was newborn... Reserving the... And sometimes crying, as do babies, and... And... I did what I could to find the cause. Hungry, is tired? Has rash? 9 times out of 10 I solve the problem, but... Sometimes... I do not know... Sometimes... I walk in the street, and... A ray of light illuminates a special way the sidewalk... And... I want to cry... And... after a second over. And I decide, because i'm an adult. Decide not to leave the emotional moment. And this ...
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Video Killed The Radio Star
Written by Geoff Downes, Trevor Horn and Bruce Woolley
Performed by The Buggles
Publishing Courtesy of Universal Music Publishing Group a division of Universal Music Canada Ltd.
Master Courtesy of Universal-Island Records LTD.,
under license from Universal Music Canada Inc.
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A study in emotion
11 September 2011 | by See all my reviews

I watched this film at it's premiere last night and found it quite entertaining and insightful. This was a film about the path that Margot's (Michelle Williams) emotions take as she struggles with the question of fulfilling the parts of her marriage that are missing through infidelity. Michelle gives a very inspiring performance as her character progresses....completely letting the audience in on every facet of her internal struggle and the toll it takes on her. There are times when you empathize and root for her, and times when you shake your head and wonder why she can't see what the audience sees.

Seth Rogen is surprisingly effective in his role as the geeky, but loving husband. I found myself constantly rooting for him. He did a great job of making his character imperfect but likable, but most importantly, believable.

Sarah Silverman delivered nicely in her role, especially near the end of the film. If there was a weak link, it was Luke Kirby, who never seemed to show much emotion at all, in a role where there was such potential for it.

Sarah Polley's writing and directing was excellent, although the pacing was at times a bit erratic. She managed to really capture what life is really like at times, without going over the top. By celebrating the little joys in life, she garnered sympathy for the main characters and the situations that developed, without forcing it. She also showed Toronto off very nicely, which was a bonus.

In all, if you're into character driven films, this is a very good one. The best part of it all, though, is Michelle Williams performance.


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