I still haven't seen Blue Valentine but I can't imagine it's more realistic than this film. Perhaps it is more wrenching and it is probably more entertaining. But this film gets so many details right about a doomed relationship that it is like watching a car crash in excruciatingly slow motion.
Both of the characters come across as incredibly unlikeable and shallow at first but it wasn't until the end that I realized that they both are bringing out the worst in each other. It is hard to say if there's anything to like about either character though because we never really get to see a good side from either. There's jealousy, apathy, anger, love, hate - everything you'd expect from a movie about the end of a relationship. Good times, right?
Directed by Maren Ade
2009, U.S. Release: 2010
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