Take This Waltz
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Take This Waltz
Sarah Polley, 2011
Canada | English | Format: DCP | 116 minutes
When Margot (Michelle Williams), 28, meets Daniel (Luke Kirby), their chemistry is intense and immediate. But Margot suppresses her sudden attraction; she is happily married to Lou (Seth Rogen), a 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. Swelteringly hot, bright and colorful like a bowl of fruit, Take This Waltz leads us, laughing, through the familiar, but uncharted question of what long‐term relationships do to love, sex, and our images of ourselves. Official selection: Toronto International Film Festival 2011, Tribeca Film Festival 2012.
"Honest, sure-footed, emotionally generous" —A.O. Scott, The New York Times
"A thrilling and unpredictable ride, and a heartbreaking love story. Frank, erotic, often very funny and sometimes startling." —Salon
"I’ve fallen head over heels for Take This Waltz. It bowls you over, and confirms Polley as a serious, intelligent talent." —The Guardian
"Michelle Williams and Seth Rogen both hit career highs. Polley is an empathetic listener and shaper of fine performances." —Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out New York
"GRADE A: Superb, a knockout punch." —Indiewire
NOTE: The 6:30pm screening on August 2nd will be in the Walter Reade Theater. All other screenings are in the Howard Gilman Theater.