Samara O'Shea

Blue Valentine

I haven’t seen the movie Blue Valentine yet, but it’s on my must-do list. I just came across an introspective interview with director Derek Cianfrance, and it makes me want to see the movie even more. My favorite quote:

“Fantasy in people’s lives leads to great disappointment, and I just feel as a filmmaker that my responsibility is not to perpetuate fantasies. What I’m interested in is, after the knight in shining armor rescues the damsel in distress, what happens when they have to share the bathroom? What happens when they have to do the dishes three times a day? I’m interested in what happens after that story we’ve been told.”