Monday, April 29, 2013

The Place Beyond the Pines

Director: Derek Cianfrance

Starring: Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, Eva Mendes, Ray Liotta, Rose Byrne, Harris Yulin, DeHaan, Emory Cohen

A contemporary morality tale with Luke (Ryan Gosling) a motorcycle stunt rider who discovers he has a baby son Jason from a fling with Romina (Eva Mendez). He decides to take responsibilty for his son as Romina moves in with a new man, Kofi (Mahershala Ali). After a chance meeting with Robin (Ben Mendelsohn) an ex bank manager Luke and he plan a series of bank heists. All goes to plan then on one fateful robbery, Luke is pursued by policeman Avery Cross (Bradley Cooper) with both deadly and unexpected results. Not an easy film to follow with loads of camera close ups and tracking, plus the on screen presence of lit cigarettes is both needless and irritating. Good performances from the cast but little else apart from the bike scenes, that is.

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