Watched BLUE VALENTINE (2010) last night and enjoyed the interaction between Michelle Williams and Ryan Gosling as a struggling married couple with flashbacks to their courting days. The movie is sad and sweet and came across as very real. I found I was very interested in the characters and their outcome as well as their getting together. Derek Cianfrance, who wrote and directed, tells a good story of romance and then the slow decline of a relationship that doesn't want to break apart, but ultimately does. The final few minutes culminate with now and then sequences that are very powerful. No flash, but great story telling.
I have been acting for 26 years with experience in Film, Theatre, Television, Commercial, Industrial, and Voice-Overs.