Blu-ray.com, in conjunction with Anchor Bay Home Entertainment and the Weinstein Company, is offering three Blu-ray.com members the opportunity to win a copy of director Derek Cianfrance's Academy Award-nominated film, Blue Valentine. The film follows a young married couple (Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams) whose relationship dissolves over the course of several years; a painful journey Cianfrance charts by cross-cutting between various stages in their marriage. Williams was nominated for a Best Actress Academy Award for her performance.
Blu-ray.com members can earn two separate entries in the giveaway:
To earn one entry in the Blue Valentine contest, simply participate in the Best Actress Forum poll available here. (There are no right or wrong answers.)
To earn a second entry in the contest, either "Like" or leave a comment on the Blue Valentine Giveaway post on the Blu-ray.com Facebook page. Either one will earn a member an entry in the contest; both are not required. (Keep in mind "Likes" are visible to your Facebook friends via their News Feeds; comments do not appear on your friends' News Feeds.
The contest is open to all Blu-ray.com members (membership is completely free, click here to join). Entrants will never be asked or required to post any personal information whatsoever on Blu-ray.com or Facebook, and will only ever be identified by their Blu-ray.com username. After claiming their prizes, winners will be contacted exclusively via Blu-ray.com private messages. Winners will be asked to provide a valid mailing address as well, but their personal information will not be shared or retained in any way. Maintaining our membership's privacy is of the utmost importance. The contest will close on Tuesday, May 10th at 11:59pm EST, and three randomly selected winners will be contacted soon thereafter.
This is one of the most depressing movies I have ever seen. The performances are incredible. Ryan Gosling was robbed of a nomination for best actor. James Franco is great but I don't see how his performance in 127 Hours was more deserving than Gosling in Blue Valentine. At lease Michelle Williams got some recognition.
This is a really good giveaway, and three lucky winners will have gotten a great prize. Such a raw, yet honest portrayal of a marriage, shown with tension and bitterness in the present, but such "fairytale-like" meeting up in the past. Not many movies go this honest, showing the more real side of how relationships never go as they are shown in books or movies, and it's well appreciated it does go there. Should receive more awareness, for the direction, great acting from everyone and it's not cliche portrayal of relationships. Highly recommend this to anyone who likes drama movies along the likes of the recently released "Rabbit Hole", or the other powerful drama, "Revolutionary Road".