This sophomore feature is a stumble backwards in terms of maturity.
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Take This Waltz is frank, erotic, often very funny and sometimes startling, with an underlying tragic sensibility.
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.
ReelViews by James Berardinelli
The film's emotional truth and honesty allows us to forgive a great many flaws.
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."
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.