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









Get up, get up.

We have to go outside.

What's the matter, baby?

OK, sweetheart, go check in the house,

see if she's in there.


When's she gonna get back?

Oh, buddy, she's gonna come back.

You know, we'll put some, uh...

...some water in her bowl,

you know, and some food.

She's gonna get hungry. She's gonna

have to come back to eat, right?

I'm hungry right now. Are you hungry?


You know, I'm so hungry,

I could just eat your hand.

Yeah. No, no, just let me

have a bite of your hand, OK?

Just one bite.

How come I can't have one bite?

Just one finger.

- No!

- You've got five of them.

OK, we got to be quiet

when we wake up Mommy, OK?

Do you want to get

thrown or do you want to get dropped?

I want to get next to Mommy.

...I'm gonna go on to Mommy,

then jump on the pillow.

No, no!

We're tigers!

I'm sleeping! Stop!

- It's too early.

- We're tigers!

- No.

- Yes.

Stop, stop. Stop.

Come on, I get to sleep in more.

No, make pretty music.

I must get my breakfast.

Here comes your oatmeal.

All right, picky.

That's beautiful. You ready to eat?

You gotta eat up, OK?

You can't be late today.

Blow on it first.

- I don't like it.

- Why don't you like it?

It just yucky. Aah!

Baby, what did you do?

You just put water in that?

- Yeah, it's instant oatmeal.

- Yeah, but you've got to soak the oats.

- They're fine.

- Yeah, it's delicious, you eat it.

Here, come on, let's eat like leopards.

That'll make it better.

Here, just eat the raisins OK?

At least.

Oh, come on. Dean, I don't

need to clean up after two kids.

Frankie, Frankie...

- Use a spoon, honey.

- What do you mean, use a spoon?

Come on, use a spoon.

You know how to use a spoon.

We're eating like leopards.

Hey, that's mine!

Show your daddy how you use a spoon.

You're a big girl now, huh?

You know how to use a spoon.

What do you mean

you're a big girl?

You're a big girl now, sweetheart,

so don't have any fun.

Stick it on your face.


we're leaving in two minutes.

Come on, don't eat like that, come on.

Come on, come on. If that's the way

you're gonna eat, breakfast is over.

No! Dad was doing it!

I know your dad was doing it.

Come on, kiddo.

- I was doing it!

- Daddy,

- you made me in trouble!

- I'm sorry.

Let's go, let's go.

We're late, We're late. Come on.

You wanna wear this one?

- Yes.

- OK, but you have to be fast.

Ready? One...

...two... three... four...

...five... six... We're gonna do it.

Eight! You did it in eight!


Silly Mommy.

Hey, Frankie, you gonna be good

for Ms. Alex today?

You promise?

- OK, I love you like crazy.

- I love you like crazy!

Oh, really?

'Cause I love you like crazy!

CK, guys, we gotta go.

We're gonna be late.

See you at the recital, Daddy!

Hey, Cin, put your seat belt on.

- Hey, Cindy, put your seat belt on.

- I got it.

Would you please put your seat belt on?

This road is crazy, all right?

Watch out for this guy.

Watch out for this f***ing a**hole.

Hey, f*** you! Why don't you

slow down, you f***ing jackass!


You'll f***ing kill somebody, a**hole!

See this folder he gave me?

Yeah, I know.

- Hey, there you are.

- Oh, hi.

Sorry, I'm almost done here.

Did you get a...

Do you have a second?

- Yeah, sure.

- Did you get a chance to talk it over

- with your family yet?

- No, I mean, you know, I will. I will.

That's OK.

No pressure, it's just, you know,

it's just a good opportunity.

I'll know for sure by Monday.

By Monday? All right. I've got to have

my best nurse up there with me.

- Your first baby?

- So exciting.

Yeah, I know, isn't it?

Do you know what you're having yet?

- No.

- No?

Do you want to know

or are you going to wait for a surprise?

- We want to know.

- You want to know. Yeah.

- Having the baby is surprise enough.

- Yes.

Let's see... It's a girl.

Is that good news?

- It's great news.

- Oh, good.

...but it should

clear up by the afternoon.

This not gonna interfere

with your July Fourth plans...

...clear skies for the

fireworks tomorrow night.

And remember to dress warm, folks...


Excuse me.

OK, we have one more song left.

My Country, 'Tis of Thee.

It will be acapella.

What's wrong?

- You ready, ladies and gentlemen?

- Yes.

- I found Megan.

- ... five, six, ready, sing.

How many times did I tell you

to lock the f***ing gate? Huh?

Hey, I had an idea...

I thought maybe you should

go visit your grandpa today.

- What do you think?

- Yeah!

Did you find Megan?


But I was thinking maybe

she moved out to Hollywood,

and she became a movie dog.

You think? You think she moved out

to Hollywood to be a movie dog?

She had the looks, don't you think?

Maybe that's what happened, huh?

- Pa!

- Hi, sweetheart, how are you?

Here, look what I have for you.

Look at this.

Want me to show you a magic trick?

You coming up?

I can't smoke around the oxygen tank.


- Honey?

- Hi, Gypsy.

Honey, go say bye-bye to Daddy, OK?

You're not gonna

see him until tomorrow.

Watch out for the water. Oh!

OK, go, you're clear!

- Bye, Dad!

- Bye, buddy.

Hey, I love you.

- I love you.

- Have fun, OK, buddy?


You remember what to do

when Pa snores, right?

- Cover his mouth and hold his nose.

- That's my girl.

OK, go have fun.

All right, run to Mama!

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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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