metro times: 'Take This Waltz' a fresh, honest love story
Take This Waltz
Opens today at the Michigan Theater
Review by Jeff Meyers of the Metro Times
I might be going out on a limb here, but no movie has ever made better use of the Buggles' "Video Killed The Radio Star" than Sarah Polley's "Take This Waltz." The scene, probably the best in the movie, is set on the Scrambler ride at a Toronto amusement park. Margot (Michelle Williams) and Daniel (Luke Kirby) are will-they-won't-they lovers, whipping and whirling around, as the music, lights and motion amplify the giddy lovesick blur of their infatuation. But just as the song and their delight takes flight, the ride stops, the music is cut short, the lights come up, and a fat guy ushers them off the Scrambler. It feels like a punch to the stomach. Romance is like that sometimes. Especially when you're married to someone else.