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Take This Waltz

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Canada, Spain, Japan · 2011
Rated R · 1h 56m
Director Sarah Polley
Starring Michelle Williams, Seth Rogen, Luke Kirby, Sarah Silverman
Genre Comedy, Drama

Twenty-eight-year-old Margot is happily married to Lou, a good-natured cookbook author. But when Margot meets Daniel, a handsome artist who lives across the street, their mutual attraction is undeniable, and Margot is faced with a choice without an easy answer.

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Salon by Andrew O'Hehir

Take This Waltz is frank, erotic, often very funny and sometimes startling, with an underlying tragic sensibility.


Slant Magazine by Ed Gonzalez

Take This Waltz is full of chance encounters, some less likely than a lobby with nine hundred windows or a bed where the moon has been sweating.


Variety by Justin Chang

Despite a few tonal and structural missteps, this intelligent, perceptive drama proves as intimately and gratifyingly femme-focused as Polley's 2006 debut, "Away From Her."


Time Out by Keith Uhlich

The troubling turns the story takes, which are meant as a rebuke to happily-ever-after stereotypes, are much more interesting in conception than they are in execution.


Village Voice by Melissa Anderson

There are enough unexpected delights, such as repurposing "Video Killed the Radio Star" during a critical moment between Margot and Daniel, to keep us interested in their drawn-out, teasing, tantalizing courtship.


The Guardian by Peter Bradshaw

In theory, these are twentysomethings we're talking about. But they walk and talk like fortysomethings or fiftysomethings, such is their dullness and self-absorption.

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