I’ve been a fan of Sarah Polley as an actress from the early days of her career as Atom Egoyan’s muse in The Sweet Hereafter and Exotica, and later, in the lovely My Life Without Me by Isabel Coixet. I heard wonderful things about her first feature, Away From Her, so I was excited to see her sophomore effort, Take This Waltz, starring the terrific Michelle Williams.
I was expecting a straightforward love story about a married woman taken away by her passion. Instead, I was pleasantly surprised by the subtlety of the characters and the interesting twist on an old story. It left me wanting more and thinking about it for days afterwards.
I saw it On Demand, but the film is available on various streaming outlets, including Netflix, iTunes, and Amazon.
– KIM CUMMINGS