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Take This Waltz

Take This Waltz

Comedy drama

Starring Michelle Williams, Golden Globe 2012 for Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical
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Directed by

Sarah Polley (Splice, The Secret Life of Words, Luck)


Michelle Williams (My Week with Marilyn - Golden Globe 2012 for Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical, Blue Valentine - Academy-award nomination for Best Actress, Brokeback Mountain - nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role at the Academy Awards, BAFTA Awards and Golden Globes, Shutter Island)
Seth Rogen (Forthcoming The Green Hornet, Knocked up, Funny People, Superbad)
Luke Kirby (HBO s Tell Me That You Love Me, Mambo Italiano)
Sarah Silverman (The Sarah Silverman Program)


Susan Cavan and Sarah Polley - Joe’s Daughter Inc.

2011 / Original language: English / Color / 1.85 / Dolby SRD / available in hd

When Margot, 28, meets Daniel, their chemistry is intense and immediate. But Margot suppresses her sudden attraction: she is happily married to Lou, a celebrated cookbook writer.
When Margot learns that Daniel lives across the street from them, the certainty about her domestic life shatters. She and Daniel steal moments throughout the steaming Toronto summer, their eroticism heightened by their restraint. Margot finally gives in to desire and in doing so, discovers some unsettling truths about herself.
Swelteringly hot, bright and colorful like a bowl of fruit, Take This Waltz leads us, breathlessly, through the familiar but uncharted question of what long-term relationships do to love, sex, and our images of ourselves.


Toronto International Film Festival (2012)
Gala Screening

Vancouver Film Critics Circle (2012)
Best Actress in a Canadian Film


"Michelle Williams plays a woman who must choose between two men, and she interprets this character as I’ve never seen an actress embody a woman before."
Wim Wenders in Elle

"passionate and remarkable movie"

"A romantic masterpiece"
Studio Cinelive

"Take this Waltz bowls you over."
"the whole project feels grounded in humane observation."
"The film confirms Polley as a serious, intelligent talent."
The Guardian

"a Romantic Masterpiece at the Toronto Film Festival."
"The director of Away from Her knocks us out with her second feature film, leaving us awestruck by Michelle Williams’ inspired performance."
"the most beautiful film I’ve seen this year."
"Take This Waltz could be seen like a sexually aware The Bridges of Madison County."
"Sarah Polley knows better than anyone how to film troubled faces, bodily discomfort, wild laughter and tears."
"Served by a superb soundtrack... Take This Waltz has only one flawed moment: when the end credits appear."

"Polley does an admirable job of mixing humor and psychological turmoil."

"Both a picture perfect postcard and a tender love story, Take this waltz is one of the best Canadian films of the year."

"It's casual, sweet and romantic -- and also powerfully seductive and erotic."
Yahoo movies

"Maximum tension, humor and emotional complexity (…) an intelligent, perceptive drama"
"Superb performances by Michelle Williams and Seth Rogen"

"Polley's work with the cast is impressive. Michelle Williams is utterly incandescent in the movie."

"Polley is one of the few directors working today who seems to not just deeply understand the complexity of the edges of relationships, but to be able to convey it on screen in ways that are strikingly visual and poetic, full of imagery and beauty, joy and sadness, all at once."
"a mature and thoughtful sensibility and innate understanding of how to convey what’s inside a person."
"...honest, true, perceptive writing and assured directing is the steady heartbeat that drives Take This Waltz"
"Both Rogen and Williams are at the top of their game here, and for all that I thought Williams was brilliant and wrenching in Blue Valentine, she’s equally terrific, in a different way that’s every bit as genuine, in this film... Whatever “it” is, Williams has it. As for Rogen, this, for me, is the best he’s ever been."
"Polley is one of the most interesting, powerful, fiercely independent directors working today. She’s an artist and a poet who paints the canvas of a movie screen with fascinating, textured stories, stories that connect and evoke emotion because they are so goddamned spot-on and unflinchingly, boldly honest. What will she be a decade from now? I can’t wait to watch."
Movie City News

"full of ideas about modern love"
NY Mag

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