Saturday, August 06, 2011

First look: Three clips from Sarah Polley's "Take This Waltz"

If you haven't seen Sarah Polley's directorial debut, "Away From Her," I'd recommend a rental right away. Yes, it's a movie about Alzheimer's disease and therefore by force not the most upbeat of movies, but the chronicle of its effects on an elderly couple is one of the best flicks I've seen in the last five years or so, and just an all-around astonishing debut.

And now, Polley is back at this year's Toronto Film Festival with her directing follow-up, the romance of sorts "Take This Waltz." (As an aside, Canadians really are infatuated with Leonard Cohen. ... Along with giving this flick its title, his music runs throughout "Barney's Version" starring Paul Giamatti, just out on video, and also well worth a rental.)

But I digress. "Take This Waltz" stars Reel Fanatic fave Michelle Williams and Seth Rogen in a story of a young Toronto couple dealing with issues of fidelity as a new man enters the picture. Newcomer Luke Kirby plays said Lothario, and as you'll see from the clips below, Sarah Silverman also appears in this, though looking much more serious than usual.

I'm not sure when this might be coming out in theaters in at least some corners of the world, but definitely keep an eye out for it, and enjoy the clips. Peace out.

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