Take This Waltz
Dir.: Sarah Polley | Canada 2011 | 116 min
Love can be tough. A well-known theme, which the Canadian director Sarah Polley brings to life again with full justification in her exuberantly well-acted, realistic everyday drama about a young woman's dilemma between her happy relationship and a new, tingling acquaintance. Michelle Williams can here be seen in one of the best roles of her career, as the slightly confused Margot, who lives in a happy relationship with the kind-hearted cookery book writer Lou. When she, on a business trip, meets Daniel, an artist type with Bambi eyes who simply embodies everything that is new and exciting, the mutual attraction becomes monumental. Shortly after returning home, Margot finds out that Daniel has moved in on the other side of the street, and this becomes the beginning of the end of everything she thought she knew about life, love and herself. With her second feature, Sarah Polley delivers something as rare as an unsentimental, humorous story, which raises those questions about love, sex, duty and responsibility, which life rarely offers any definitive answers to.