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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Ryan Gosling
Bradley Cooper
Dane Dehaan
Eva Mendes
Directors
Derek Cianfrance
Screenwriters
Derek Cianfrance
Ben Coccio
Darius Marder
Running Time
141 minutes

The Place Beyond The Pines
Baby Goose on the loose...


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The Place Beyond The Pines

Plot
Sideshow stunt rider Luke (Gosling) meets Romina (Mendes), a past fling who he discovers is now mother to a son he never knew he had. Eager to start a life with them, he decides the best way to make money fast is to become a bank robber.


Verdict
In trying to tell an enormous amount of story it can spread itself too thin and leave some strands feeling unfinished, but when it’s at its best, this is beautiful and bold filmmaking.


Reviewed by Olly Richards

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