Take This Waltz 2011

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When Margot, 28, meets Daniel, their chemistry is intense and immediate. But Margot suppresses her sudden attraction: she is happily married to Lou, a celebrated cookbook writer. When Margot learns that Daniel lives across the street from them, the certainty about her domestic life shatters.

Starring:
Aaron Abrams, Michelle Williams
Runtime:
1 hour 56 minutes

Available in HD on supported devices

Take This Waltz

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Product Details

Genres Drama, Romance
Director Sarah Polley
Starring Aaron Abrams, Michelle Williams
Supporting actors Seth Rogen, Luke Kirby, Sarah Silverman
Studio Studiocanal
BBFC rating Suitable for 15 years and over
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Trevor Willsmer HALL OF FAMETOP 100 REVIEWER on 14 May 2013
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It's not that easy to pin down quite why Sarah Polley's Take This Waltz doesn't really work: the performances are excellent and there are plenty of strong scenes, yet this tale of desire and emptiness never really connects. Part of it is the unashamed contrivance of the initial set-up, with Michelle Williams meeting cute with Luke Kirby and bonding when she's shamming disability at the airport to queue-jump only to find that he lives across the road from her coming straight from any number of generic romcoms, as do a few subsequent scenes. Yet at the same time the film wants to be an emotionally realistic look at repressed wants and the growing unfulfilment Williams feels because of her increasing inability to really connect with her husband (Seth Rogan) while trying to deny her growing infatuation with the hotter guy across the street (in another romcom touch an artist with Bohemian sensibilities who makes his money pulling a rickshaw in Toronto). Williams does some often remarkable work, particularly in her lengthy reaction shots without dialogue, but her rather immature character isn't terribly convincing despite her best efforts and some good scenes. Rogan gets one of the film's best moments too when the film simply concentrates on his half of a painful conversation by cutting Williams out of it entirely, one of those moments where Polley's style really connects with what it feels like to be emotionally inside the moment, yet it's never really enough.Read more ›
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Tommy Dooley TOP 100 REVIEWER on 29 Jan 2013
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This is a romantic drama about a Margot, (Michelle Williams -`My Week with Marilyn') who whilst scouting for a job crosses the path of Daniel (Luke Kirby). They share seats on the flight home and then a cab and as luck would have it he has only recently moved in opposite her house in what looks like an idyllic little road. It is quite obvious that there is a big spark going on between them but as he exits the taxi she drops the bombshell that she is married.

Well as with all dramas worth their salt Daniel, who is a rickshaw puller by day and an unexhibited artist by night, keeps up the gentle persuasion and Margot does the minimum to deter his advances. Meanwhile life for Margot and cookery, writer hubby, Lou, (Seth Rogen -`The Green Hornet' and `Kung Fu Panda 2') carry on as normal with overt displays of affection and extended family life. The problem is Lou is just a really nice bloke, and a loving husband, so will she do the right thing or jump into the back of the rickshaw for a free ride or two?

This is a film that whilst firmly set in the rom/drama model actually hits a few cliché land mines at the start and then goes all out to avoid them and become a very grown up story of love, relationships and heart break. There is some very adult language, frontal nudity and gratuitous smooching on m ore than one occasion.

The nice thing is that all of the players are given a fair shot at the limelight and are presented as real people rather than bit players in someone else's life and I really appreciate that in a film. The sound track is rather good too with at least a couple of contributions from Micah P. Hinson, oh yes and The Buggles - trust me it works. This is a Canadian production from director and writer Sarah Polley who has made a rather good film that should appeal to all those who like a bit of reality injected into their romantic drama.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By JB on 20 April 2014
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Beautiful, subtle but edgy, quiet, true to life. A female perspective on love, lust, boredom and relationships. Seems refreshingly new somehow.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Stuart Burns VINE VOICE on 13 Feb 2013
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Mainstream mumble core which allows its characters the decency of simply existing without world being engulfed by world changing events. Sometimes ennui happens without some great psychological underpinning. We're just sad and don't know how to deal with.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Peter J. Hewitt VINE VOICE on 5 Feb 2013
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I won't go into the story as other reviews have explained it very well.
I dindn't expect to enjoy it as much as i did but at the same time it is one of those films that when seen once i probally wont be bothered about seeing it again.
The acting was very good and i liked seeing a younger married couple with there childish like at times relationship making it more modern.
As for the "affair" i found i was will they wont they, should they or shouldn@t they and did not guess the result (which i wont give away!!).
So i would say if you fancy this film, it is worth giving it a go.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By R F Bull on 22 July 2013
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A good film if you like this type of thing. Good quality recording, enjoyed watching it all the way through.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By C. I. Smith VINE VOICE on 22 Jan 2013
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This is a strange film that tells a tale of love with the emptiness that sometimes enters relationships, I can say with all honesty it is not a film that I would buy! but I am pleased that I took a chance to take a look.
It is not down to poor acting or a film with no plot or very thin in substance I just found it very difficult to settle into, I prefer something a little lighter, this for me was just a little deep. We all know that relationships change, I felt that part of the film was acted well and what the film makers were trying to portray they did well.
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