Opening at The Ross on Friday, August 10, Sarah Polley’s 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.
“Ms. Polley, as a writer, a director of actors and a constructor of images, excels at managing the idiosyncrasies and contradictions of her characters so that our knowledge of them is both intimate and mined with potential surprise…,” according to A.O. Scott, writing for the New York Times. He continues, “The wounding power of love, its essential asymmetry and unfairness, permeates Take This Waltz.”
Slate film critic Dana Stevens writes, “This romantic drama, starring the always-extraordinary Michelle Williams as a restless married woman contemplating an affair with her neighbor, is chock-full of individual moments of great power and beauty, including visual beauty.”
“Williams lives and breathes her role, Kirby is charming and real, and you actually start to ache and empathize with Rogen ─ the emptiness and heartache he conveys when Lou and Margot finally thrash things out is crushing,” writes Steven Rea, film critic for the Philadelphia Enquirer.
TAKE THIS WALTZ is showing at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center on Friday, August 10 through Thursday, August 23.