Watch: Take This Waltz 2011 123movies, Full Movie Online – While on a plane ride back to Toronto from a writing assignment, Margot meets Daniel, a handsome stranger. An immediate attraction is formed and Margot is able to open up and discuss some of her fears and longings. A taxi ride back home causes Daniel and Margot to realize that they are neighbours and Margot admits she’s married. The summer-time heat and her increasing fascination with the handsome artist who lives across the street starts getting to her, and Margot is no longer sure if she’s happy in her marriage or if she’d be happier with her fantasies with Daniel..
Plot: Twenty-eight-year-old Margot is happily married to Lou, a good-natured cookbook author. But when Margot meets Daniel, a handsome artist who lives across the street, their mutual attraction is undeniable.
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In-between of Things
‘I’m afraid of being in-between of things.’ That’s a beautiful line quoted by Margo from a film called ‘Take this waltz’. Attracted by the title which reminded me of Leonard Cohen’s song which turned out to be the same source at the first place, also the cast especially Michelle Williams that I find quite special, special in a way that her appearance seems to be fragrant because of how she looks like. I somehow believed that the character resembles a lot with her in real life. We all know her divorced co-star husband Heath Ledger died of an overdose accident, and they have a daughter named Mathilda. After his death she somehow emerges into a characterized actress. You can see her playing depressed wife, Marilyn Monroe, and this confused in-house freelance writer not knowing what to write about. It’s all very well chosen with her characters. When I see the way she read out the lines, in a naturally performed way, there’s a kind of magic and it must be coming from all what she experienced. Of course every actor’s acting style comes from their own life and experience. Yet Michelle has this very sincere attitude of not disguising what went through in her spiritually and physically. Her nudity is not difficult to be found. Although a mother to daughter, her figure remains like a maid, pure and simple. It seems like having a child brings her nothing but growth, growth of innocence and courage of showing the real self inside of her.
The film involves a freelance writer Margo who married to a cookbook author and they enjoyed leisure house life on a Portugal region in Toronto, Canada. The couple is happily engaged with their friends and natives. Parties are thrown every now and then. They sometimes argue, but generally leading a sweet and contented marriage till she encounters with a handsome guy at a tourism site. The magic connection drew on these two strangers. They both found each other very strangely familiar. And right at the first conversation they felt natural enough to joke each other and explain one’s inner feelings. Together they make a couple of innocent child embarking on an intuitive sight of the world sparkling only in their eyes. It’s fun and haunting, especially when it’s found they’re only neighbors across from street.
Yet the thrill of encounter only keeps in a very cautious way, which makes it all the more alluring. They interact in an extremely explicit and intimate verbal way to displace physical attraction. Imaginary stroking, kissing and intercourse touched their mind with fulfilled excitement. Every morning she followed him or vice versa to the beach, cafés and the swimming pool, where they swim like dolphins, getting near and dodging away. When he attempted to grab her ankle, the moment suddenly halted and she just left like that. She felt like the spell will be broken once the intimacy takes off to a further step. And she’s still guarding herself from the fear of casting herself in the craziness of love affair.
I’d rather take pills – dull, sickly and cynical!
There is a scene in this film where one of the lead characters is sitting on the porch of the family home. You notice that a pillar separates their house from the one next door and that it has been painted one side white (their side) and the other maroon (the neighbours’ side). You think:’Why didn’t they get together and agree on one colour. Would have looked much better.’
These are the kinds of thoughts that pass through one’s mind when enduring this intensely dull and poorly-crafted movie. Margot has been married to Lou for five years and is bored. She is propositioned by artist Daniel. After an interminable wait they get together for some arty multi-person bonking. Fin.
Even this thin and at times implausible plot could have been made into a watchable drama, but a clunky script and leaden acting prevents anything catching fire. Margot is about to leave after a first visit to Daniel’s apartment (he lives conveniently just across the street)- She: ‘I’ll see you again.’ He: ‘It’s inevitable.’ Not even Burton and Taylor could have made much of those kinds of lines, and Brief Encounter it ain’t.
Margot and her lover, Daniel, come over as the sort of people you wouldn’t want living next door. The only likable character is Margot’s husband, Lou, who is portrayed as a bit of a bozo, cheerfully cooking his chicken dishes as his marriage disintegrates. But at least he is sociable, generous and productive whereas Margot barely works, complains about his cooking without cooking anything herself, and generally acts like an adolescent with a minor mental illness. Even during her developing affair she cuddles up to hubby in coldly cynical fashion. Lou doesn’t stand a chance.
Meanwhile, Margot’s lover is a most charmless individual who thinks that whispering sweet nothings equates with uttering the most graphic dirty talk. He shows little genuine emotion for Margot, let alone ‘love’, instead displaying an arrogant, self-centered, almost sociopathic demeanour. He doesn’t even cook!
Add in something of an obsession with urinating on screen – in the pool, at her house, at his house – a soundtrack that culminates with a dirge from Leonard Cohen, and. . . well, we came close to walking out.
Take this waltz? No thanks!
(Viewed at Screen 3, The Cornerhouse, Manchester, UK, 27 August 2012)
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 56 min (116 min), 1 hr 31 min (91 min) (censored) (Canada)
Genre Comedy, Drama
Director Sarah Polley
Writer Sarah Polley
Actors Michelle Williams, Seth Rogen, Sarah Silverman
Country Canada, Spain, Japan
Awards 3 wins & 19 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital EX (US version), Dolby Stereo (DVD version)
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Panavision Genesis HD Camera
Laboratory Technicolor, Toronto, Canada (dailies)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format Digital
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate
Printed Film Format 35 mm, D-Cinema