Dalton’s review published on Letterboxd:
Very recently it was discovered that my grandparents were getting a divorce. My grandfather had been cheating and lying to my grandmother for years. We continue to ask why he would do this? And why now, at nearly 70? At first we all scratched our heads and wondered, but then it became very clear that their relationship hasn’t worked for a very long time. They both had very troubled pasts, very different approaches to life, and a strong lack of communication. They both buried their feelings and never showed much affection to one another. It’s all clear now, but it doesn’t make things feel any better. Blue Valentine captures this feeling, love, and the whole other side of it, in a way that’s never been so affective. So real.