Stephen’s review published on Letterboxd:
“You always hurt the ones you love.”
A devistating, and incredibly real depiction of two people falling out of love, and man does watching this hurt like hell. Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams are incredible, but you can’t deny Williams absolutely steals the show. I can’t believe how many emotions I feel when watching this, especially the sequence that shows when they first met and then instantly jumping a few years later and showing them completely loathing each other. Blue Valentine is a near masterpiece, but not one I can watch frequently. My heart is aching.