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Click here for the review of Take This Waltz

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Mon Jun 25, 2012 11:55 am
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"Take This Waltz takes a wrong term late in the proceedings"

Excellent review, but don't you mean, "takes a wrong turn".


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Hope it's not a problem to bump an old thread, but I have a much different reaction to this movie, despite fine acting all around and a number of truly compelling scenes exploring the nature of marriage, commitment, and desire.

The protagonist is not really likable. She's completely self-absorbed and there's little to suggest she's responsible for much of anything in her life. She's a waif with a chronic inability to take anything seriously.

Daniel, the interloper, was a hollow character defined almost entirely by his occasionally disturbing desire for Margot. At times it seemed as if maybe he only existed in Margot's imagination to begin with.

The symbolism was heavy-handed and dialog pretentious, right from the very beginning scene on the airplane. There were many lines that I probably seemed good on paper but just don't work on screen.

Seth Rogen was fantastic as Lou, for sure, and his character was very well-written and executed. Nearly all of the good scenes in the movie involve him.


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Goladus wrote:
he protagonist is not really likable. She's completely self-absorbed and there's little to suggest she's responsible for much of anything in her life. She's a waif with a chronic inability to take anything seriously.


I actually agree with you. She's really the villain of the movie

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