Movies of the week
Take This Waltz comes as a breeze of fresh air for keen followers of relationship drama. Despite being based on the clichéd ‘woman betrays husband’ theme, it showcases it in an inventive style. A young woman, sailing smoothly on the boat of marriage risks her perfect martial accord by forging an extra-martial affair. While she’s confused about what’s construing deep inside her heart, she and her lover boy come too close for comfort and eroticism shoves its ugly head up. Vaguely aware of what’s happening at the back of their minds, the two strive to keep things under control.
‘Take This Waltz’ with its innovative storyline would have been a far better movie, had its screenplay been a bit faster. The emotions have been stretched too far. However, Michelle Williams as female lead brings the house down with a stellar performance. Overall, the movie is replete with many intense moments, which will make you contemplate on the intricacy involved in long term-relationships.
I give it 3 out of five stars, for realistic presentation of Margot’s (female protagonist) discontent, even though she has a loving husband, every woman dreams to have.