Canadian film-maker Sarah Polley’s latest film is the long-awaited follow up to Away from Her, the critically acclaimed “Alzheimer’s drama” which saw lead actress Julie Christie lose out to Marion Cotillard’s portrayal Édith Piaf in the 2008 Academy Awards.
Take This Waltz deals with Michelle Williams’ Margot, a Toronto-based writer (aren’t they all) who is at a crossroads in her life. She has been living with her partner Lou (Seth Rogen, a chicken chef) for a few years but is feeling restless. So when she encounters Luke Kirby’s Daniel on a flight back from a travel writing gig in Nova Scotia and learns that he lives across the street, the fuse is lit in the ticking relationship time-bomb. Over the next two hours, the hot and humid Toronto summer provides a perfect backdrop for the impending infidelity. Providing counsel during all this is an under-utilised Sarah Silverman, who shows surprisingly restraint as a recovering alcoholic.
This is a guest post from Dave Corkery, an online content professional living in Sydney, Australia. He runs an educational site at davelearningstuff.com and had his letter read out on the January 6th episode of the Mark Kermode and Simon Mayo radio show (mp3 – scroll to 16:20).
The “c” word. No not that one. The BIG C…
Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays Adam, a public radio producer who is diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. His chances of survival? The clue is in the title – a sketchy “50/50″. Seth Rogen takes on the role of Kyle, his friend and main support system through the treatment. Bryce Dallas-Howard continues the bitchy schtick she perfected in The Help as Adam’s girlfriend, Anna Kendrick is the straight-of-college therapist and Anjelica Huston plays the mother who is kept firmly at arms length. Read More