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 she 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.
- Sarah Polley
- Michelle Williams, Seth Rogen, Luke Kirby, Sarah Silverman, Jennifer Podemski, Diane D'Aquila, Vanessa Coelho, Graham Abbey
Polley wonders the same thing in nearly every scene, no matter who's in it. Is a comfortable marriage really marriage enough?Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune, 07.11.2012
At its worst, Polley's style veers toward the cornball. Yet, in the broad outlines of her story, she has clearly created something with a lot of hard truth.Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle, 07.05.2012
[It] often feels thin and self-conscious.John Hartl, Seattle Times, 07.12.2012
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, 07.16.2012