Blue Valentine

Synopsis: Dean Pereira and Cindy Heller Pereira are a young, working class married couple - Dean currently working as a painter, and Cindy working as a nurse in a medical clinic - with a young daughter named Frankie. Despite their relatively tender ages, they are both ravaged by the life they've eked out together and by the experiences they've had leading into their marriage. Dean, a high school drop out, comes from a broken home, where he never really had a mother figure. He never saw himself getting married or having a family despite falling in love at first sight with Cindy. He doesn't have any professional ambition beyond his current work - which he enjoys since he feels he can knock off a beer at 8 o'clock in the morning without it affecting his work - although Cindy believes he has so much more potential in life. Cindy also comes from a dysfunctional family, with her own mother and father not setting an example of a harmonious married or family life. One of her previous serious relationshi
Genre: Drama, Romance
Director(s): Derek Cianfrance
Production: Weinstein Company
  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 9 wins & 52 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
112 min

Come on, you can do it!

Come on, sweetie pie.

Yay, that was great.

That was great.

All right, you ready to go inside?

So what's with him,

you two fighting again?

We'll talk about it later.

Why isn't Daddy

gonna come in?

I don't know.

- Mr. Benatti, good to meet you.

- Have a seat.

What kind of job are you applying for?

- Driver? Helper? Packer?

- Whatever, one that pays.

- Do you have any experience at all?

- Sure.

Where have you worked?

I mean, you know,

I've helped people move before.

You mean, what are my jobs?

But you've never worked

for a moving company?


OK, so that would be "no experience. "

Where are you from?

- Florida.

- And how long have you been here?

- Like two years.

- And where are you living?

- I live in Brooklyn.

- Can you get here every day?

- Yeah, I'll get here.

- I need you here by 7:00am.

I'll get here.

- Ready?

- Yeah.

- Hold it. There you go.

- All right, Marshall.

- Good job!

- You're a man amongst men. No homo!

Sit up, son! Sit up, sit up!

Don't worry about it. You ain't

a professional yet, that's all.

How do you meet girls?

I just walk up,

talk to them.

Whatever comes in my mind

at that moment.

- He honks the horn.

- I gets out of the truck.

I get out the truck and talk to 'em.

Or he screams out,

like, "chocolate thunder. "

See, I don't know. I feel like

men are more romantic than women.

When we get married,

we marry, like, one girl.

'Cause we 're resistant the whole way,

until we meet one girl and we think,

"I'd be an idiot if I didn't marry

this girl, she's so great.

But it seems like girls get

to a place, they just kinda pick,

pick the best option or something.

I know girls that get married, they're

like, "Oh, he's got a good job. "

I mean, they spend their whole life

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Derek Cianfrance

Derek M. Cianfrance (; born January 1974) is an American film director, cinematographer, screenwriter, and editor. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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