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Take This Waltz (2012)



Critic Consensus: Featuring excellent work from an outstanding cast, the bittersweet drama Waltz proves that in the right hands, a familiar tale can still ring true.

Movie Info

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 long-term relationships do to love, sex, and our images of ourselves. -- (C) Official Sitemore
Rating: R (for language, some strong sexual content and graphic nudity)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Sarah Polley
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 23, 2012
Box Office: $1.1M
Magnolia Pictures - Official Site


Luke Kirby
as Daniel
Sarah Silverman
as Geraldine
Damien Atkins
as Aquafit Instructor
Cheryl MacInnis
as Flight Attendant
Roy MacNeil
as Period Priest
Sandy MacLean
as Town Crier
Barneita Runnings
as Shower Lady #1
Mary Pitt
as Shower Lady #2
Rosalind Feldman
as Shower Lady #3
Mike Follert
as Man on the Porch
Jean-Michel Le Gal
as Police Officer
Jean-Michel LeGal
as Police Officer
Samantha Farrow
as Threesome Lady
Dustin Peters
as Threesome Dude
Dustin Peters
as Threesome Dude
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Critic Reviews for Take This Waltz

All Critics (133) | Top Critics (36)

Take This Waltz is a Remarkable, Offbeat Love Story

Full Review… | August 29, 2013
Top Critic

It's such a strange little movie but beautifully acted and undeniably fascinating.

Full Review… | August 20, 2014
Impulse Gamer

Sexually charged, frank, and relatable, Take This Waltz is a bittersweet observation of adult romance.

Full Review… | August 17, 2014
Under the Radar

[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.

Full Review… | September 8, 2013

While hardly a complete failure, 'Waltz' nevertheless finds Polley dancing to the beat of a simmering romantic triangle with two left feet.

Full Review… | June 2, 2013
The Patriot Ledger

This is finely-judged filmmaking from a writing and directing talent to watch.

Full Review… | March 4, 2013

Audience Reviews for Take This Waltz

A young wife in a stagnant marriage is excited by the possibility of romance with a stranger. Sarah Polley delivers a capable tale, told in warm colors and cool music, of awakening, forbidden love, if w/o anything truly different to bring to the table. Michelle Williams carries the thing almost solely with the use of her big eyes, although the rest of the cast is competent enough. Seth Rogan is good, too, and nowhere near as annoying as he usually is.

Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

I rather liked this. I loved the way the story was told with few words, and yet you really got what was going on. Telling the story with no history of the characters was an interesting departure from the norm. Deeply emotional, yet so tender. The actors were excellent. No easy answers in this story. No black and white. Realistically modern, and complex. Good stuff.

Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer

Although some of the material covered in this film may be getting old, seeing it done so well through Canadian hands is terrific. Directed by Sarah Polley and shot entirely in Toronto, "Take This Waltz" is a well told unconventional love story that takes many turns for the worse. There truly are some incredible moments in this film, from the masterful camerawork in some key scenes that you will not see coming. The cast is fantastic, the script is well-written, and it is superbly directed by a someone who is a well-known indie actress. My biggest complaint is that there are so many moments when you feel like you should be smiling, but after seeing previous scenes, you feeling you'd be tricking yourself to smile. It's not the best romance I've ever seen, but it is sure a great one! "Take This Waltz" is definitely worth your time.

KJ Proulx
KJ Proulx

Super Reviewer

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