I have a thing for themed movie selections. If I have an urge to watch one movie (and I have time for two), I’ll pick a second movie that’s somehow similar and host my own mini-marathon. That’s what I planned for Valentine’s Day 2013.
The movies I picked for my Valentine’s Day double feature were two emotionally jarring indictments of the mythical “fairy tale” romance that is the basis for the holiday. Blue Valentine and Take This Waltz are two films starring Michelle Williams as married but emotionally damaged women that will leave you questioning your idea of what it takes to make a relationship work.