FILM REVIEW: The Place Beyond The Pines starring Ryan Gosling & Bradley Cooper

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Handbag gives our verdict on Ryan Gosling and Bradley Cooper's gritty drama...

Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes in The Place Beyond The Pines

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What's the film about?

Blue Valentine director Derek Cianfrance brings us this crime drama about a carnival stunt rider who find out he is a father and decides to become the supportive dad.

But events lead him and a local cops lives to collide with drastic consequences...

Who's in it? Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, Eva Mendes,

Handbag hearts:

Ryan Gosling can play any character and still be SEX ON LEGS!

We can't resist a bad boy with a heart so Ryan's portrayal of motorcyclist Luke is instantly lovable because he provides the perfect balance of both danger and love.

We see a fatherly side of Ryan that has made us fall so far in love with him it's unreal. We don't know who's baby is in this film but Ryan was a natural with the kid.

No wonder Eva Mendes snapped Ryan up after the filming ended for the flick, he is THE perfect man!

Unfortunately for Bradley Cooper, his character creates less of an impression but he still has some swoon worthy shots all suited up.

We loved the way events pan out in this film and it's a good reminder of just how our actions can come back to haunt us.

Complaints:

There is no where near enough Ryan Gosling in this film. If you are only planning to watch this flick for some Gosling action then lower your expectations a bit.

And at 2 and a half hours this film does start to drag just a little bit in the middle before things get going again.

Standout moment:

Ryan Gosling's abs being the first thing we see on the screen. Perfection!

Verdict: A heartbreaking tale about two families lives that get intertwined with brilliant cast performances. 3 stars

P.S. Did we mention how fit Ryan Gosling is?



The Place Beyond The Pines is out in cinemas from 10 April 2013.

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RYAN GOSLING IN THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES OPENING SCENE

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