Michelle Williams set "Take this Waltz"

Michelle Williams set “Take this Waltz”

“Take This Waltz,” [is] Sarah Polley’s honest, sure-footed, emotionally generous second feature. Ms. Williams, one of the bravest and smartest actresses working in movies today, portrays a young woman who is indecisive and confused, but never passive. The title is taken from one of his songs, which accompanies an astonishing (and very sexy) montage late in the film. A.O.Scott

[September 28, 2011]
about an earlier cut
San Sebastian International Film Festival 2011 “For all its variously successful insights into married life the film often takes bold stylistic leaps that simply don’t work (it features the most unintentionally hilarious sex scene in recent memory). Take This Waltz didn’t receive a single clap of appreciation and to be frank it didn’t deserve any.” film magazine-of-the-moment Little White Lies

“I often dream of quitting acting. ,,,. It’s when a situation is inescapable that it becomes hell.,,,. I’ve been acting for twenty years” Hobo

Michelle Williams September 2011

Michelle Williams September 2011

2012
Date Rank Weekend Gross %Change Theaters Change / Avg. Gross-to-Date Week
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Jun 29–Jul 1    31    $137,019    –                   30 –                                $4,567  $137,019 1
Jul 6–8              32     $152,250   +11.1%      46  +16                         $3,310  $399,644 2
Jul 13–15         34      $147,306    -3.2%      47   +1                            $3,134   $329,025 3
Jul 20–22       32       $108,997    -26.0%   56    +9                           $1,946   $833,634 4
Jul 27–29       34       $84,033       -22.9%   64     +8                          $1,313   $981,313 5

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John Hawkes, Elizabeth Olsen 'Martha Marcy May Marlene'

John Hawkes, Elizabeth Olsen 'Martha Marcy May Marlene'


Martha is played by Elizabeth Olsen, a very pretty actress whose on-camera presence is at once vivid and interestingly blurred. Her features seem to shift, appearing sharp from some angles and soft from others, and her body can look alternately sturdy and frail, depending on the circumstances.

Ms. Olsen’s performance is both the key to the film and the source of its sometimes frustrating opacity. Patrick periodically criticizes his disciples, including Martha, for failing to be open enough with him, and that is also a shortcoming of “Martha Marcy May Marlene,” which is a bit too coy, too clever and too diffident to believe in. NYT
Opening Weekend: $138,000
(4 theaters, $34,500 average)
% of Total Gross: 100.0%
Widest Release: 4 theaters
In Release: 3 days / 0.4 weeks