Film Review: Blue Valentine
The marriage of Dean (Ryan Gosling) and Cindy (Michelle Williams) was doomed, almost from the start. When they met, she was a promising premed student, and he a high school dropout who had to take a dead-end job just to keep a roof over his head.
At that time, she was attending a college in rural Pennsylvania while he was eking out a living a world away in Brooklyn. Their paths crossed quite by coincidence when Dean was assigned by his moving company to help an elderly gentleman (Melvin Jurdem) relocate to a nursing home on the very same day Cindy was there visiting her ailing grandmother (Jenn Jones).