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Blue Valentine

Ryan Gosling (Half Nelson) and Michelle Williams (Brokeback Mountain) star in this lacerating look at a marriage in free-fall. Like last year's (500) Days of Summer, the narrative skips around in time, giving us the early, happy days of meeting and falling in love as well as the last, desperate days spent trying to rekindle a fading relationship. The film doesn't try to manufacture any artificial melodrama. This isn't a story of grand infidelities, terminal illnesses or other faux romantic drama fodder. This is an intimate, naturalistic tale of the dreary, melancholic, everyday details that tear many couples apart. 112 minutes R.