Michelle Williams was a recent Oscar nominee for her intense work in director and co-writer Derek Cianfrance's drama about the arc of a relationship.
She and Ryan Gosling play a couple who experience many changes, from the time they meet as teenagers to their years as married parents. One of the wife's old flames (Mike Vogel) factors into the spouses' last-ditch effort to save what they've built together. DVD extras: "making-of" documentary; audio commentary by Cianfrance and co-editor Jim Helton; deleted scenes. *** (R and unrated versions: AS, N, P) (Also on Blu-ray)
Buy 'Blue Valentine' on DVD.