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A Sex Scene Between Michelle Williams and Ryan Gosling Emotionally Intense Enough to Trigger an NC-17 Is a Scene I Want to See

By Dustin Rowles | Trailers | October 25, 2010 |

By Dustin Rowles | Trailers | October 25, 2010 |

With all the ratings controversy surrounding Derek Cianfrance’s Sundance hit Blue Valentine, starring Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams, I completely blanked on actually featuring the trailer on the site. I’ve heard exceptionally positive things about the movie coming out of Sundance, and it’s due in theaters at the end of the year (for an Oscar run, I’m assuming). I haven’t seen the film, or read enough about it to understand why the MPAA slapped it with an NC-17 rating (which the Weinsteins are appealing), but apparently, it has something to do with an emotionally-intense sex scene (although, the AV Club hilariously suggested that it was “for its shocking, gory depiction of a dying marriage”).

The trailer certainly doesn’t suggest anything insidious enough to warrant an NC-17, and given what I witnessed in Jackass 3D, I can only figure that it’s one of those arbitrary MPAA rulings based on whim. In either respect, the trailer looks compelling.

Logline: Blue Valentine is the story of love found and love lost told in past and present moments in time. Flooded with romantic memories of their courtship, Dean and Cindy use one night to try and save their failing marriage.

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