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We do not have a full review for this movie because it is rated R in the US and we usually only review G, PG, and PG-13 movies. However we do have details about the content you can expect to see in this movie in the "Content Details" section below.
While there may have once been some real romance between Dean (Ryan Gosling) and Cindy (Michelle Williams), as the stresses of life wear away at their relationship, the future looks less and less rosy.
Why Is Blue Valentine Rated R?
Blue Valentine is rated R on appeal for strong graphic sexual content, language, and a beating. Appeal Overturned. Previously rated NC-17 in 2010.
Here is additional information on sex, violence and profanity in Blue Valentine...
This additional information about the movie’s content is taken from the notes of various Canadian Film Classification boards:
- Two scenes depicting hand-to-hand violence, one in a domestic context (some blood and detail shown).
- Violent acts shown in a realistic manner with blood and details.
- Some scenes may frighten children.
- Embracing and kissing.
- Frequent portrayals of simulated sexual activity with breast and buttock nudity shown.
- One portrayal of breast and buttock nudity in a non-sexual context.
- Implied sexual activity.
- Sexual references.
- Infrequent use of crude sexual language and slurs.
- Frequent use of the sexual expletive in non-sexual contexts.
- Frequent use of scatological slang, profanity, and vulgar expressions.
Drugs and Alcohol:
- Frequent tobacco use.
- Infrequent portrayals of alcohol consumption to excess.
- Detailed portrayal of a medical procedure (no nudity or blood shown).
Home Video Viewing Alternatives
Here are some ideas for home video titles that are related to Blue Valentine.
Ryan Gosling plays a character caught in an even less likely to succeed relationship when he falls in love with a mannequin in Lars and the Real Girl. This move is told using a broken story line, as is the tragic rise and fall of Citizen Kane.
Canadian Movie Ratings
Canadian Home Video Rating: 18A
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Details on home video releases of Blue Valentine...
Blue Valentine is releasing to DVD and Blu-ray on May 10, 2011.