First I have to say, I didn't read what this movie was about before starting it. I simply picked it because Ryan was the head role in the film. This movie was very awkward to watch. It was almost like watching a train wreck and I couldn't turn away. Ryan's character in the movie (Lars) had some childhood issues causing him to be unable to make normal relationships with people. He even struggled with his close family.
Lars (Ryan) ends up ordering a sex doll to have as a companion. The twist is that he believes that she is actually a real live woman. His family and all the people in the town love Lars so much that they all go along with it. Everyone pretends she is real also. The beauty of it is that Lars ends up healing some of his childhood issues by having the doll in his life. The movie is funny, emotional and heartwarming. Not what you would expect at all!
Oh what to say about this movie!? I kinda felt emotional drained after watching it. Again Ryan was awesome. I loved his character in the film. Blue Valentine is a love story about a couple who basically feel in love at first sight. As the years go by and they are together they have their problems and struggles. I guess you could say this movie was a lot like real life. I felt uncomfortable watching it at moments because the scenes felt so real to me. As if I was actually watching these people have sex and arguments. (There is a lot of nudity in the film, I figure I should warn you.)
For the most part I enjoyed this film. Ryan's role I liked a lot. Michelle Williams is his co-star. She was very good in the film as well, but I found myself so angry at her character. I guess that means she did a good job? I did not like how it ended at all. Of course I'm not going to say anymore because I don't want to ruin it for anybody. Is this a Netflix Must See then? Yes if you like Ryan Gosling. If you don't, then no.
All Good Things
All Good Things is a great movie to watch to see Ryan actually play an evil character. He might be pretty to look at, but man he's a convincing psycho! It's starts out as a love story and changes into much more. He also dresses in drag in this film.
Ryan plays as a stuntman that ends up getting himself mixed up with the wrong kind of people. It's a very "at the edge of your seat" kinda of movie.
Do you like Ryan Gosling?