Focussing on depressing issues from the start, Blue Valentine tells the story of a married couple jumping between past and present to important moments which moulded and shaped their relationship into what it became. With Ryan Gosling playing the romantic boyfriend, madly in love with a difficult, "pretty girl", you're sure to become instantly drawn in by his boyish charm and will feel his pain when things don't go exactly as he planned.
Sweet, sad and romantic all rolled into one, Blue Valentine will take you on an emotional roller-coaster and leave you feeling shaken and empty by the end. Unlike the common unrealistic plots looked at in film, this one goes against that norm giving a true insight into what love is and how it can be in reality. I really enjoyed this film, it was wonderfully written, well produced and the cast were perfect, I would definitely recommend it. All this aside however, when you do sit down and watch it, don't be waiting for a happily ever after ending.