Take This Waltz

  • 15
  • Sarah Polley (2011)
  • Can
  • 111 min
Film Review
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3 out of 5

Writer/director Sarah Polley's feature debut, Away from Her, examined the effect Alzheimer's disease had on a marriage, and here she again explores themes of love and relationships, though the tone is considerably lighter. Michelle Williams stars as Margot, a young, slightly bored married woman who enjoys an innocent flirtation on a flight home to Toronto, only to face temptation when the handsome stranger (played by Luke Kirby) turns out to be her new neighbour. Williams is excellent but some other casting choices - comedic actors in straight roles - are a little hit and miss: Seth Rogen has a certain hangdog charm as Margot's underachieving husband, but Sarah Silverman is less than impressive as his recovering alcoholic sister. Although the film does become somewhat aimless over the course of nearly two hours, Polley is very good at depicting the small highs and lows of modern relationships - the frequent poignant moments of everyday intimacy will doubtless strike a chord with many couples.

Plot Summary

Premiere. A married woman is attracted to a stranger she meets while on a business trip. When she returns home, she learns he has moved into her neighbourhood. His presence exposes the weaknesses in her marriage, and she becomes tempted to have an affair. Comedy drama, with Michelle Williams, Luke Kirby, Seth Rogen and Sarah Silverman.

Cast and crew

Cast

Margot
Michelle Williams
Lou
Seth Rogen
Daniel
Luke Kirby
Geraldine
Sarah Silverman
Karen
Jennifer Podemski
Harriet
Diane D'Aquila
Tony
Vanessa Coelho
James
Graham Abbey
Aaron
Aaron Abrams
Matt
Matt Baram

Crew

Director
Sarah Polley

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Studio Canal
Available on DVD and BluRay
Released 17 Aug 2012
Certificate 15
Categories
Comedy
Drama

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