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The Place Beyond The Pines 2013 R CC

(698) IMDb 7.3/10
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Academy Award-nominees Ryan Gosling and Bradley Cooper star with Eva Mendes and Ray Liotta in this epic, riveting crime drama about the unbreakable bond between fathers and sons.

Starring:
Ryan Gosling, Craig Van Hook
Runtime:
2 hours, 22 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Drama, Thriller
Director Derek Cianfrance
Starring Ryan Gosling, Craig Van Hook
Supporting actors Eva Mendes, Olga Merediz, Angelo Anthony Pizza, Mahershala Ali, John Facci, Ben Mendelsohn, Tula, Penny, Cynthia Pelletier-Sullivan, Mackenzie Trainor, Nicole Califano, Shannon Plumb, Tracey Agustin, Ean Egas, Bob Dieterich, Thomas Mattice, Adam Nowicki, Mark J. Caruso
Studio Focus Features
MPAA rating R (Restricted)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 24 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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46 of 49 people found the following review helpful By SSLuxe on September 3, 2013
Format: DVD
This movie had me from beginning to end. I loved the depth of all the underlying themes that intersected throughout the movie. The significance of a man's role in the family and in a marriage is heavily explored from start to finish. All the main characters appeared very raw and believable. The casting was expert and the complexities of each character were portrayed very subtly without the need for much dialogue, which is always the genius of a well-written movie. The sins of our fathers was a reoccuring theme throughout, and you can feel the inadequacies, hopes, and fears of each character as time unfolds. What gets me the most is witnessing the sweetness and kindness behind each character despite their depravity or past mistakes. This is a very moving story of humanity. You can't help but empathize with each character.
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65 of 76 people found the following review helpful By C. Sawin VINE VOICE on April 5, 2013
Format: DVD
Luke Glanton (Ryan Gosling) has a good thing going with a traveling carnival. He's got a pocketful of fame thanks to his motorcycle stuntman status and makes just enough money to get by. He meets up with Romina (Eva Mendes), an old fling, in Schenectady, New York and finds out that their one night together resulted in a little one year old boy named Jason. Luke quits the carnival and intends to provide for his son, but Romina has moved on and is currently in a relationship with Kofi (Mahershala Ali). Luke crosses paths with a mechanic named Robin (Ben Mendelsohn) who talks Luke into robbing a few banks to get some quick cash to support his newfound fatherhood. But Luke gets addicted to the thrill of the hunt and the money and gets overzealous, which attracts the New York police department and rookie cop Avery Cross (Bradley Cooper) in particular.

Director Derek Cianfrance last worked with Ryan Gosling in "Blue Valentine" from 2010, which got a noticeable amount of attention due to its original NC-17 rating. Upon realizing that it really wasn't all that graphic, the MPAA gave the film an R-rating upon review. None of that controversy is attached to "The Place Beyond the Pines," but it certainly earns its R-rating with its constant use of vulgarity, a few really violent sequences, and the use of drugs and alcohol with an underage crowd.

The film opens with the camera following a tattooed from head to toe Ryan Gosling in a red and black bomber jacket at a carnival before he enters a steel cage ball along with his motorcycle on full throttle and his two "heartthrobs." Take note of this sequence along with how similar a sequence near the end of the film is shot as it follows another character.
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97 of 117 people found the following review helpful By Josh on May 26, 2013
Format: Blu-ray
Stunning. Amazing. Beautiful. Powerful. Genuinely Effective. That my friends is what can be said about The Place Beyond the Pines. I had been hearing very good things about this movie for a long time and today I finally got to watch it. My oh my what a movie. I have yet to see Man of Steel, American Hustle, or any other movie besides 42 that has really impressed me. But this is already one of the best films of 2013. Ryan Gosling took a big leap from his lackluster performance in Gangster Squad and gave a strong standout performance as Luke Glanton. Supporting cast includes Eva Mendes as Romina, Bradley Cooper(he is getting better with each role as an actor) as Avery Cross, Ray Liotta as Delucca who also did a great job (there has to be a guy everyone loves to hate) and Dane Dehaan (who is also a great actor for his age) as Jason Glanton. The whole cast did a beyond superb job. The Place Beyond the Pines makes you forget that the people in it are just characters; you generally come to care about and understand each and every one of the characters in the movie. I had the same feeling I had watching Cloud Atlas; the connections are there, the story is pretty self explanatory but you have to pay close attention to every detail. The Place Beyond the Pines itself has every emotion a movie like this should have: happiness, tragedy, understanding, etc. You can expect the unexpected with The Place Beyond the Pines. Stellar Cast, Powerful story line, and just an Extraordinary movie.

5 Stars
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20 of 23 people found the following review helpful By RBock on August 16, 2013
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I didn't understand the negative reviews of this movie. The performance at the box office was underwhelming for a Ryan Gosling/Bradley Cooper film, but this wasn't a big blockbuster type movie. It was beautifully written, beautifully shot, and wonderfully acted--everyone churned out a fabulous performance...and what about Ben Mendelsohn! I want to see him in more American movies. I like his face.

I really didn't get the criticism of Eva Mendez' performance in this film--she was great. Her acting was very subtle, as I think that it's the smallest nuances that stand out in a Derek Cianfrance film. This story is awesome--it doesn't go AT ALL where you expect it to. It's such a breath of fresh air from all the calculated films in Hollywood nowadays, those films that are written, directed, and acted with dollar signs in mind. This was art. And it just happened to be entertaining as well.
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Mark Eremite VINE VOICE on September 3, 2013
Format: DVD
A beautifully shot film with nicely understated performances, THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES is a curious, experimental flick that never really rises above its own heavy-handedness. The film is essentially three short stories, one of which focuses on a circus performer turned bank robber (Gosling). His violent encounter with a young cop (Cooper) propels the film's second act into the life of that officer. The final third of of the film reveals how the lives of these two men, already inextricably intertwined, become even further entangled by their teenage sons.

The allegory of the film (the sins of the father are passed down to the son) is ponderous almost to distraction. Although told with patient, sumptuous detail, the characters never really seem much more than stereotypes. This may be because everything is done so quietly and subtly. It may also be because the script expects the potency of the situation to be enough to draw the heart. I don't know. All I know is the only person I felt sorry for was Romina (Eva Mendes), the only character to be truly likable and complex (and, of course, the character that gets dumped on more than any other...and that's saying a lot for a film that's as dismal as this one).

The rails really come off in the third act, when the film asks the audience to assume quite a bit about the teenage sons of these two flawed fathers. I won't go into too much detail to avoid spoilers, but I will say that Gosling's son appears to make decisions for no real reason. It seems like the movie is trying to say that there is something inescapable, something in the genes that propels him, but his behavior shifts radically and often. You can't even really blame it on puberty, since the shifts are way beyond even the wildest of teenage mood swings.
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