First Look: BLUE VALENTINE Poster

Here is the new poster for Blue Valentine starring Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams.  In case you did not know, this film has received a controversial NC-17 rating, though I still can't understand why.


Blue Valentine is written and directed Derek Cianfrance. Cianfrance, Joey Curtis and Cami Delavigne officially co-wrote the script. The Weinstein Company is releasing it in limited theaters starting December 31st.


Blue Valentine is a story of love found and love lost told in past and present moments in time. Flooded with romantic memories of their courtship, Dean and Cindy use one night to try and save their failing marriage. Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams star in this honest portrait of a relationship on the rocks.

While Cindy has blossomed into a woman with opportunities and options, David is still the same person he was when they met, and is unable to accept either Cindy’s growth or his lack of it. Innovatively structured, the narrative unfolds in two distinct time frames, juxtaposing scenes of first love and youthful sexuality, with those of disenchantment and discord.

Here is a trailer:



What are your thoughts?  Do you think this deserves an NC-17?

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