Better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all? In this week's podcast, myself and contributing writer Todd Gilchrist put the sad sacks and broken hearts of Mike Leigh's Another Year and Derek Cianfrance's Blue Valentine on the couch and ask the big questions about romance on the silver screen. Can movies admit some losers might die alone? Are American flicks unrealistically happy? And what high expectation-setting heartthrob has wreaked more havoc: Ryan Gosling or John Cusack? In honor of Blue Valentine's NC-17 battles, we close out the week with an unusual editorial for stricter film ratings censorship from the January 2, 1961 issue of Boxoffice and send listeners off with their pick for what movie to pay for this weekend: Nic Cage's Season of the Witch or Gwyneth Paltrow's Country Strong.
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