- Cast: Michelle Williams, Ryan Gosling, Mike Vogel, Reila Aphrodite, John Doman, Ben Shenkman, Faith Wladyka, Maryann Plunkett, Samii Ryan, Dan Van Wert, Michelle Nagy, Eileen Rosen, Tamara Torres, Ashley Gurnari, Ian Bonner, Carey Westbrook, Eileen Rosen
- Director: Derek Cianfrance
- Writers: Derek Cianfrance, Joey Curtis, Cami Delavigne
- Producers: Lynette Howell, Alex Orlovsky, Jamie Patricof
- Co Producer: Carrie Fix
- Executive Producers: Doug Dey, Jack Lechner, Rena Ronson
- Art Direction: Chris Potter
- Casting: Cindy Tolan
- Costume Design: Erin Benach
- D.O.P.: Andrij Parekh
- Editors: Jim Helton, Ron Patane
- Makeup: Leo Won
- Music: Grizzly Bear
- Production Design: Inbal Weinberg
- Set Decoration: Jasmine E. Ballou
"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. Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams star in this honest portrait of a relationship on the rocks.
- Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
- Filming Locations: New York City, USA; Pennsylvania, USA
- MPAA Warning: An Intimate Scene That Depicts Oral Sex
- Production Budget: $8 million
- Production Companies: Hunting Lane Films, Silverwood Films
- Production Schedule: May 2009 - June 2009
2010 Guide Analysis: "One of the higher profile films to be screened at Sundance in a few weeks, Derek Cianfrance ("Brother Tied," "Meet the Lucky Ones") wrote and directed the project which has the same producers of "Half Nelson" who won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance in 2006. The hope is that impact will strike again with 'Blue' which scored headlines in early 2008 when Cianfrance delayed the film's production for more than a full year rather than recast it to give his leading lady Williams whatever time she needed to grieve over the untimely death of her ex-fiancee Heath Ledger.
It also marks the welcome return of Gosling, one of the young Hollywood stars of real striking talent who last appeared onscreen in 2007's "Lars and the Real Girl". After a famous fall out with Peter Jackson over "The Lovely Bones", Gosling shot this and the mystery drama "All Good Things" in which he co-stars with Kirsten Dunst. That film presently doesn't have a release date yet set beyond a generic 2010 date, while Gosling hasn't signed on for anything after this. So it's a case of watch him while you can."