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Aro Favourite Place Beyond the Pines, The

 

USA 2012, 135 minutes
Dir. Derek Cianfrance
Rating: [R16] Violence, offensive language & drug use
Genres: Suspense/Crime, Drama / Heist, Policier

 

“Carefully observed and consistently compelling, it feels like an instant American classic.”~Time Out

Aroview: Ryan Gosling re-teams with the dir. of BLUE VALENTINE for this equally arresting crime saga that unfolds after a motorcycling drifter's dalliance into the dangerous world of heists in an effort to support his newly discovered infant son.

Containing a few narrative surprises, this best showcases the writer-director's gift for extending scenes for dramatic nuance and he excels at giving his actors plenty to work with and explore, giving the characters a gratifying depth in a relatively short space of screen time. While the ambitious structure's reach may ultimately exceed its grasp, it remains a bold, sincere and intriguingly ambiguous crime film, with an over-arching theme of fatherhood and legacy.

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DVD Features

  • audio commentary
  • English subtitles for the hearing impaired
  • aspect ratio: 16:9
 

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