The Place Beyond the Pines
Explores the consequences of professional motorcycle rider Luke (Gosling)'s fateful decision to commit a crime to support his child. The incident renders him targeted by policeman Avery (Cooper), and... View more >
language throughout, some violence, teen drug and alcohol use, and a sexual reference
Starring Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, Rose Byrne... View more >
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The only complaint I had with the movie and it's running time of 2 hours and forty minutes long. I could see where to trim at least 10 to 15 minutes. But otherwise, it's a good movie. The film involved two men and how their meeting has impacted their sons. Ryan Gosling playsd a daredevil biker who travels with a carvival. He came upon a town to reconnect with his ex-girlgriend played by Eva Mendes. He quit the carvivasl to go on a bank robbing spree. He met his fate atthe hands of Bradley Cooper as a cop. The first hour of the movie is about the Gosling character, the second hour is about the Cooper character and the final hour actually it's about 30-35 minutes long, is about their sons 15 years later.. yes it's long and the film dares you to be patience as you sat though the movie. Pretty long, but worth it.
This is a highly believable story told in a creative way. I think anyone cares about a character who tries to do what is best for his son. What happens in the end ties the story all together. The film is a bit pokey and too long...but it raises some great questions about unchecked power, especially that of the police....and broader - those that are in power, period.
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