Blue Valentine

Blue Valentine may refer to: A poem by American poet Joyce Kilmer (1886-1918) Blue Valentine (album), 1978 album by Tom Waits Blue Valentine (film), 2010 film starring Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams Blue Valentine: an Erotic Romance, 2002 novel by Alison Tyler

Genre: Drama, Romance
Production: Weinstein Company
  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 9 wins & 52 nominations.
 
IMDB:
7.4
Metacritic:
81
Rotten Tomatoes:
87%
R
Year:
2010
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$9,600,000
Website
1,843 Views

Dean:
[Having dinner in the Future room] You're not gonna eat that?

Cindy:
Why don't you do something?

Dean:
What do you mean?

Cindy:
I don't know.

Dean:
What does that mean, "why don't I do something?"

Cindy:
Isn't there something you wanted to do? Isn't there something you wanna do?

Dean:
Like what?

Cindy:
I don't know. You're good at so many things. You could do anything you wanted to do, you're good at everything that you do. Isn't there something else you wanna to do?

Dean:
Than what? To be your husband, to being Frankie's dad? What do you want me to do? What-what-what... in your, like, dream scenario of me, like, doing what I'm good at, what would that be?

Cindy:
I don't know. I just... you're so good at so many things. You can do so many things. You have such capacity.

Dean:
For what?

Cindy:
I don't... you can sing, you can draw, you can... [chuckles] dance.

Dean:
[Exhales] Listen, I didn't wanna be somebody's husband, okay? And I didn't wanna be somebody's dad. That wasn't my... goal in life. For some guys it is - wasn't mine. But somehow I've... it was what I wanted. I didn't know that. And it's all I wanna do. I don't want to do anything else. That's what I want to do. I work so I can do that.

Cindy:
I'd like to see you have a job where you don't have to start drinking at 8 o'clock, in the morning, to go to it.

Dean:
No, I have a job that I *can* drink at 8 o'clock in the morning. What a luxury... you know? I get up for work, I have a beer, I go to work, I paint somebody's house - they're excited about it. I come home, I get to be with you. What's... Like, this is the dream.

Cindy:
Doesn't it ever disappoint you?

Dean:
Why? Why would it disappoint me? I could still do whatever I could do.

Cindy:
[Over Dean] Because you have all this potential.

Dean:
So what? Why do you have to f***ing make money off your potential?

Cindy:
Look, I'm not even saying you have to make money off it. Do you miss it?

Dean:
[Over Cindy] What does potential mean? What does even potential mean? What does that mean "potential"? Potential for what? To turn it into what?

Cindy:
We rarely sit down and have an adult conversation because every time we do... you take what I say and turn it around into something that I didn't mean. You just... twist it. Start blabbing. Blah-blah-blah-blah-blah.

Dean:
If you're not interested in what I have to say, then maybe I just shouldn't say anything.

Cindy:
[laughs]

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