Lime Review - Screen
Take this Waltz
In a spectacularly good month for cinematic releases, this is one of the best. A heart-breaking romantic drama that follows the confused path lead by Margot (Michelle Williams) as she tries to find ultimate happiness.
The film moght not have the instant appeal of 'Blue Valentine', but it stays with you, and Williams' performance is arguably even better here.
Margot is happily married to Lou (Seth Rogen) but her life is turned upside down when a stranger she is attracted to on a plane journey turns out to be Daniel (Luke Kirby) a neighbour she has never met before.
Resisting temptation is impossible, but as ever there are consequences to her single-minded actions.
Rogen is excellent in a straight role, proving he can act when required. The film belongs to Williams though, and her portrayal of Margot is one of the most genuinely delivered performances we can remember. Director Sarah Polley pulls no punches, and having moved from in front of the camera to behind it, she is making quite an impact.
Probably not a date movie though.
Release date: 17 August
Starring: Michelle Williams, Seth Rogen and Luke Kirby