Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Review: Take This Waltz

Take This Waltz
Dir. Sarah Polley
Country: Canada
Aus Rating: MA15+
Running Time: 116mins

Cinema has taught us that it’s always the quiet ones that are most dangerous. That’s certainly the case for the seemingly unsuspecting Take This Waltz, a sunny dramedy that lulls its viewers with pseudo quirks, but which actually hides an altogether terrifying dead heart that clubs viewers over the head with its nauseating examination of an insufferable, unhappy woman. Oh sure, Hollywood can throw any number of whiz-bang special effects at me, but nothing in Battleship was as offensive as the dialogue in Take This Waltz. “I’m afraid of connections”, says Michelle Williams’ Margot as she strains to hide the metaphor in her ramblings. She’s afraid of airport connections, you see, but just try listening to that scene and not want to vomit from how obvious it reads. “I’m afraid of being… in between.” Oh please.

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