Blue Valentine2010

Stars: Ryan Gosling, Michelle Williams, Faith Wladyka, John Doman
Genre: Drama, Romance
Rating: R
Runtime: 112 minutes

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… more »

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

Why don't you do something?

What do you mean?

I don't know.

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

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

Like what?

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?

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?

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

For what?

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

[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.

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.

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.

Doesn't it ever disappoint you?

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

[Over Dean] Because you have all this potential.

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

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

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

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.

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


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