Sarah Polley | Canada/Spain/Japan | 2011 | 116mins | Michelle Williams, Seth Rogen, Luke Kirby, Sarah Silverman Williams.
The talented Michelle Williams (My Week With Marilyn) gives a thoughtful and tender performance in Take This Waltz, director Sarah Polley’s follow-up to the acclaimed Away From Her.
Williams is Margot, a freelance writer in her late twenties whose marriage to Lou (Seth Rogen) is a comfortable, domestic union; and she's unprepared for her intense, passionate attraction to new next-door neighbour Daniel (Luke Kirby).
Asking honest questions – chiefly, whether romantic love need always be fleeting, and the long-lasting stuff less heady – Take This Waltz confirms Polley as one of the most intelligent, questing directors around.
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