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I wanted to love it. And I did. Until the third act.

by Anonymousreply 1309/14/2013

Same here- the first act was definitely the strongest. I didn't care about the sons. Loved Ray Liotta and the cinematography, though.

by Anonymousreply 104/25/2013

Right, R1? If had ended with Cooper manipulating his way into a DA job, it would have been perfect. The third act with its sins of the father motif just didn't work. Too forced for a movie that up until then was so wonderfully spare. And I thought the "switch" and the midpoint was so shocking and wonderful.

I do give him tons of props for daring to go big.

by Anonymousreply 204/25/2013

Yeah, that third act was a bit muddled. Didn't particularly care for either son. Ryan Gosling's portrayal was so good that it haunted the rest of the movie.

by Anonymousreply 304/25/2013

The sons gave awesome performances.

by Anonymousreply 404/26/2013

Dane Dehaan is amazing...and cute

by Anonymousreply 504/26/2013

It sounds like the title of a film about the Fire Island Meat Rack.

by Anonymousreply 604/26/2013

Emory Cohen is great too. His accent is hot.

by Anonymousreply 704/26/2013

I liked it but didn't love it. I admire the fact that he was trying to do some kind of American epic -- The Departed meets Giant -- but the story just wasn't strong enough, particularly by the third act, which lacked the suspense that heightened the first two acts.

by Anonymousreply 804/26/2013


by Anonymousreply 905/10/2013

Forget that movie, I want to see Only God Forgives! Check out Kristen Scott Thomas in the trailer

by Anonymousreply 1005/10/2013

What OP said - I wanted to love it and did.

by Anonymousreply 1105/10/2013

[quote]Ryan Gosling's portrayal was so good that it haunted the rest of the movie.

Perfect description.

by Anonymousreply 1209/14/2013

Not nearly as good as Blue Valentine.

by Anonymousreply 1309/14/2013
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