The Place Beyond The Pines
Drama / Crime
Director: Derek Cianfrance
Running time: 141 mins Released: 12th April 2013
About The Place Beyond The Pines
The director of Blue Valentine teams up with Ryan Gosling again in this gritty and violent tale of familial conflict. This time round it's the father-son bond rather than marital relations that take centre stage. Stunt rider Luke (Gosling) works at a travelling carnival. Seemingly suited to transient life, he changes his attitude when he has a son with Romina (Eva Mendes). He accepts a job with a shady mechanic (Ben Mendelsohn) and his desire to provide for his family pushes him into criminality, which attracts the attention of street cop Avery (Bradley Cooper). Separated by wealth and opportunity, Luke and Avery both have children to support and people they've let down. But their destinies are already mapped out by their differences.