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YMMV / Blue Valentine

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  • Award Snub: Ryan Gosling, surprisingly, didn't get nominated (though Michelle Williams was). It also failed to be nominated for Best Picture.
  • Misaimed Fandom: Young, aimless men are more likely to overidentify with Dean and characterize him as a good husband and father who is unfairly treated, instead of an immature, needy drunk who rarely takes Cindy's feelings into consideration.
  • Moral Event Horizon: Many audience members limit their sympathy for Dean when he drunkenly punches out Cindy's boss and gets her fired.


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