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Take This Waltz

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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 Margot 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.


Written and Directed by
Sarah Polley

Produced by
Susan Cavan and Sarah Polley

Line Producer
D.J. Carson

Director of Photography
Luc Montpellier C.S.C.

Production Designer
Matthew Davies

Christopher Donaldson

Costume Designer
Lea Carlson

Music by
Jonathan Goldsmith

Music Supervisor
Jody Colero

Casting by
John Buchan C.S.A. and Jason Knight C.S.A.


Margot - Michelle Williams
Lou - Seth Rogen
Daniel - Luke Kirby
Geraldine - Sarah Silverman
Karen - Jennifer Podemski
Harriet - Diane D'Aquila
Tony - Vanessa Coelho
James - Graham Abbey


“A WONDERFUL MOVIE. Honest, sure-footed and emotionally generous, it’s full of music, color and warmth. MICHELLE WILLIAMS IS ONE OF THE BRAVEST AND SMARTEST ACTRESSES WORKING TODAY.” – A.O. Scott, NY TIMES

“GRADE A: SUPERB, A KNOCKOUT PUNCH. Sarah Polley is one of film’s most exciting and important new directors. I cannot praise Williams and Rogen enough.” -James Rocchi, Indiewire.com

"FLAT-OUT SEXY. An intelligent, perceptive drama with superb performances by Michelle Williams and Seth Rogen, in a wonderfully affectionate, possibly career-best turn.” – Justin Chang, Variety

“A THRILLING AND UNPREDICTABLE RIDE, and a heartbreaking love story. Frank, erotic, often very funny and sometimes startling. It’s not a movie for everyone — BUT IF IT’S FOR YOU, YOU’LL NEVER FORGET IT.” – Andrew O’Hehir, Salon

“A deceptively candy-colored existentialist rom-com—WHICH IS TO SAY THERE'S NOTHING QUITE LIKE IT.” – Eric Hynes, Village Voice

“I’VE FALLEN HEAD OVER HEELS for Take This Waltz. It bowls you over, and confirms Polley as a serious, intelligent talent.” – Catherine Shoard, The Guardian

“Michelle Williams and Seth Rogen both hit career highs. Polley is an empathetic listener and shaper of fine performances.” – Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out New York

“Director Polley shows a wonderful eye.” – Anthony Lane, New Yorker

“I’m all for ‘messy, unapologetic stories with women at the center’ - if they’re interesting ones.
Like ‘Take This Waltz.’ Director Polley shows a lovely visual sense and a real interest in people.” – Steven Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger


“The real beauty of Polley’s directing is its celebration of imperfection.” – Sara Stewart, NY Post

“The movie radiates a melancholy glow.” – Stephen Holden, NY Times

“DOWNRIGHT BRACING TO WATCH. Beautifully shot, smartly scripted.” – Karen Durbin, Ellle

“A FASCINATING AND UNFORGETTABLE DRAMA. Michelle Williams gives the performance of her career.” – Dan Jewel, Life and Style

"INCREDIBLY POWERFUL. Riveting dialogue and unforgettable performances. Michelle Williams gives a performance as brilliant as anything she’s done before." - Ed Douglas/Comingsoon.net

“PASSIONATE AND REMARKABLE – I LOVED IT FIERCELY. Take This Waltz counts among its many virtues a career-best performance from Seth Rogen and the lushest summer-in-the-city visuals this side of Do The Right Thing. It has stuck with me indelibly.” – Katey Rich, Cinemablend

“WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME A ROMANTIC COMEDY STUCK WITH YOU FOR DAYS? Emotionally profound, it’s human drama of the utmost clarity.” - Matt Barone, Complex

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