Lost River

Lost River
  • 2014
  • US
  • 1h 55min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Ryan Gosling
  • Cast: Christina Hendricks, Iain De Caestecker, Matt Smith, Saoirse Ronan, Eva Mendes, Ben Mendelsohn, Rob Zabrecky
  • UK release: 10 April 2015

In an abandoned urban hell, waitress Billy (Hendricks) tries to provide for her sons Bones (De Caestecker) and Franky (Stewart) while they're menaced by villains Dave (Mendelsohn) and Bully (Smith). This lurid gothic fairytale is the glum, sub-Lynchian directorial debut from Gosling; risibly pretentious and frequently incomprehensible, it's a disappointment.

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Lost River

6 Apr 20152 stars

Style is no substitute for coherence in Ryan Gosling's directorial debut

Clint Eastwood, Richard Attenborough and Ida Lupino are just some of the names one could cite as proof that actors often make the best directors. On the evidence of his lurid gothic fairytale Lost River, Ryan Gosling is not about to join that list any…

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