Where I ponder the movie, Take This Waltz, and if we ultimately tire of anyone we’re stuck with for a long time?
Watched this interesting movie, Take This Waltz recently. Really enjoyed the trailer. Thought the movie was pretty enjoyable, good acting, though at the end I wasn’t exactly sure what the screenwriter or director wanted us to take from it. The main couple, played by Michelle Williams and Seth Rogen, are young and married. However, Margot (Williams) discovers she also has a kind of immediate, electric connection with the cute neighbor, Daniel, played by Luke Kirby.
There were lots of great conversations, great writing. Here’s some I liked:
[after their first kiss]
Margot: I want—
Daniel: You want…
Margot: I want to know what you do to me.
[on a bench at the beach]
Daniel: Is that what you’re here to tell me? That you love your husband and your anniversary was OK? Why was it OK?
[at a cafe early in the morning]
Daniel: So now what are you going to do with me?
Margot: Say what now?
Daniel: You got me this time, what are you going to do?
Margot: Got you this time?
Daniel: Yesterday you woke up early and watched me leave and didn’t get me. Then today you got me. Now what are you going to do with me?
Their connection together seems very exciting and they seem very familiar and comfortable with each other all at once. What anyone would want in the beginning of a new fling right? Except that she is married and her husband is waiting at home for her right around the corner. Lou (Seth Rogen’s character) is a lovable, chicken-cooking cookbook writer. He is silly and plays baby-talk with Margot rolling around on the kitchen floor but also doesn’t feel the need to ask her too many questions about how she is doing over their anniversary dinner.
Overall I’d say (without giving away the ending) that the message seems to be that you can potentially get tired of being with any guy and then be on the prowl for the next new, exciting thing around the corner. So no matter what guy (or person) you’re with you really need to be at peace with yourself in the end. Otherwise it can be an endless unhappy, addictive cycle. Maybe sometimes it (almost) doesn’t matter who you’re with if you are not also at peace within yourself and able to be happy on your own.