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When Margot (Michelle Williams), 28, meets Daniel (Luke Kirby), their chemistry is intense and immediate. But Margot suppresses her sudden attraction; she is happily married to Lou (Seth Rogen), a cookbook writer. When Margot learns that Daniel lives across the street from them, the certainty about her domestic life shatters. She and Daniel steal moments throughout the steaming Toronto summer, their eroticism heightened by their restraint. Swelteringly hot, bright and colorful like a bowl of fruit, Take This Waltz leads us, laughing, through the familiar, but uncharted question of what… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 77%

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"Take This Waltz is a Remarkable, Offbeat Love Story"
‑ Chase Whale, Film.com
"No one's a cliche; no one speaks dialogue the viewer could have muttered a beat or two ahead of the movie; no one hews to a mode of behavior fabricated to explain away his or her irrational behavior."
‑ John Anderson, Newsday
"[A] sunny dramedy that lulls its viewers with pseudo quirks, but which actually hides an altogether terrifying dead heart that clubs viewers over the head with its nauseating examination of an insufferable, unhappy woman."
‑ Glenn Dunks, Trespass
"A mess of the sort that only a brilliant person can slop up on there."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"Intriguing, but wispy and built on unlikable characters doing shallow and unpleasant things."
‑ Roger Moore, McClatchy-Tribune News Service
"A hard-headed, generous film about love."
‑ Cath Clarke, Time Out
"[It] often feels thin and self-conscious."
‑ John Hartl, Seattle Times
"While hardly a complete failure, 'Waltz' nevertheless finds Polley dancing to the beat of a simmering romantic triangle with two left feet."
‑ Al Alexander, The Patriot Ledger
"The gorgeous photography gives summertime Toronto a steamy, sexy glow and the music (including the Leonard Cohen song that provides the title) adds to the film's air of yearning."
‑ Jason Best, Movie Talk
"This slice-of-life character study doesn't tell the whole story. Rather, this is a glimpse into a short part of the life of a woman who seems a lot like an enigma."
‑ Robert Roten, Laramie Movie Scope
"Polley (who's been an actress herself) never judges these people she's created. Instead, she depicts the giddy, fleeting and illusory nature of new love, and lets us get caught up in it, too."
‑ Christy Lemire, Associated Press
"Williams lives and breathes her role, Kirby is charming and real, and you actually start to ache and empathize with Rogen - the emptiness and heartache he conveys when Lou and Margot finally thrash things out is crushing."
‑ Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer
"This is finely-judged filmmaking from a writing and directing talent to watch."
‑ Catherine Bray, Film4
"Though nicely shot and well acted, especially by Michelle Williams, this is a minor, conventional work and a step down for Polley after her splashy directing debut, Away from Her."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Polley's sophomore feature fumbles between reality and fantasy, often insightful but frequently ungrounded. Dig that carnival ride, though."
‑ Rob Humanick, Projection Booth
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