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Thursday, 23 May 2013

The Place Beyond The Pines

Shhhheeeesh... I've been a quiet little fairy lately haven't I ?! I'm a tad on the busy side but have stayed up late tonight catching up on numerous things including this here bloggety blog. Now lets review a goddamn movie for once in our lives eh?

I have been waiting a long time for the release of this movie. A heavily tattooed, bleached blonde, motorbike riding Gos in the trailer sure did warm the old loins - to put it nicely. 

So this is a story about the relationship between father and son. The ultimate bond. But hey, Dads aren't always cool dudes. Sometimes they fuck up and one bad decision can domino down to the next generation, effecting their lives forever. Add a sick twist of fate and you've got yourself one effed up little story.

This is a good movie. A really bloody good movie. Depressing realism Director Derek Cianfrance (Blue Valentine) is back at it with his boy Ryan Gosling as Luke, Bradley Cooper as Avery, a nipple heavy Eva Mendes as Ro and young stars Dane DeHaan and Emory Cohen. The cast is redic. Frikken nailed it. I was really impressed by newcomer Emory Cohen who plays AJ. He was really easy to hate as a total slime ball of a kid. There are some scenes where he makes you feel really uncomfortable, I love when an actor can do that and you walk out of the cinema absolutely convinced that you hate them. Job well done by full lipped friend. 

Now if anyone challenges me on this - we may have to fist fight until the death. BUT Ben Mendelsohn is one of the best actors. EVER. I mean EVEEEEERRRRRR! This man is just too good. He wears sweat and dirt like noone else and smokes cigarettes like it is his birthright. I can't get enough of him. Arrrgh.

So I know I am a little late on my review so quite a few of you would have already seen this little depression inducing number. I give it a healthy 4 out of 5, what did you mad lads think?

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