Blue Valentine ★★★★

Very realistic portrayals in this movie. The framing helps contribute to the close up and personal relationship between Dean and Cindy. The camera work and cinematography are nice but the performances carry this movie. The subtle tension between them make scenes very sad yet quite alluring. The contrast between their past and present creates so much more depth towards the final conclusion of the movie. Overall, just an intimate and heartbreaking film about a failing marriage.