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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Take This Waltz (2012) Mini-Review

As Sarah Silverman would say, "This movie contains full-frontal Jewdity." That's the main reason this movie has attracted so much attention in the last year or so. It follows Michelle Williams as she gets torn between two very different white dudes. One is her husband (Seth Rogen) of a couple of years and the other is a guy who now lives just down the street. Sarah Silverman is thrown in as the sister-in-law of Michelle Williams, although there isn't much for her to do in this movie other than show her nice body.
There's a lot of lovey-dovey stuff between Williams and Rogen, who gets to play serious for once, until Williams decides to be with the more attractive guy. She breaks Rogen's heart and makes herself a very unlikable protagonist, even though her and the new guy have hardly any chemistry. She had way more on-screen chemistry with Ryan Gosling in Blue Valentine. This film concludes in a very bitter-sweet and bitterly boring way. I really never got the point of Sarah Silverman's character. She's kind of an interesting drunk, but she's only in two or three scenes. Luckily for us, one of those scenes makes the movie worth watching. I don't know about you, but I've long fantasized about what she looks like under those boyish stand-up comedian clothes.
All in all a well-acted and directed, but boring story about holding onto love. It's supposed to open in some theaters across America tomorrow. I recommend it as a rental only to those obsessed with Sarah. 2 out of 5.

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