Ryan Gosling directs an all-star cast in this gripping thriller about love, family and the fight fight for survival in the face of danger. In the virtually abandoned town of Lost River, Billy (Christina Hendricks) a single mother of two, is swept into a dark and macabre underworld in a desperate quest to save her home and hold her family together. Meanwhile, her teenage son Bones (lain De Caestecker) discovers a mystery about the origins of the town that triggers his curiosity and sets into motion an unexpected journey that will test his limits and the limits of those he loves.
Pop-video-style movie: nice visuals, shame about the script + concept
- Lost River review by PV
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Watching this film, which resembles a pop video, I was reminded of 'Nice video, shame about the song.' This could be 'nice visuals, shame about the script.'
It's so-so - and from the school of independent US films and novels focusing on down-at-heel communities, so we know where the writer/director got his ideas from.
The story takes place run-down town, where work is scarce and which is in effect dying. Some very od scenes of a circus with unbelievable characters make this even more surreal and like a pop video. The director clears like shots of houses on fire too... I almost expected Bonnie Tyler to drive through the flames at one point.