THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES
Starring Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, Eva Mendes and
Official Selection, 2012 Toronto International Film Festival
This daring new movie from the director of BLUE VALENTINE is a sweeping emotional drama that powerfully explores the bond between fathers and sons. Luke (Ryan Gosling) is a high-wire motorcycle stunt performer looking for a reliable way to provide for his young son and girlfriend (Eva Mendes). An associate suggests a string of high stakes bank robberies, putting Luke on a collision course with rookie cop Avery (Bradley Cooper), a man struggling with his own work and family obligations. The consequences of Avery's confrontation with Luke are monumental, and will reverberate into the next generation – when two sons ultimately must confront their fateful, shared legacy. With Ray Liotta, Ben Mendelsohn and Rose Byrne.
DIR/SCR Derek Cianfrance; SCR Ben Coccio, Darius Marder; PROD Lynette Howell, Sidney Kimmel, Alex Orlovsky, Jamie Patricof. US, 2013, color, 140 min. RATED R