Went to see the very much anticipated ‘The Place Beyond the Pines’.
I personally loved it. The obvious reasons being Ryan Gosling and Bradley Cooper in a film, together, but I thought the storyline was really good… Sad, but good.
Two separate families from different backgrounds cross paths throughout the film, which comes to a climax at the end. Although the film was a bit long, there was a purpose and it was sort of split into three different sections, so I thought it came together really well.
The films main theme seems to be about fatherhood and responsibility. Luke ends up robbing banks as a desperate answer to provide for his son, whereas the love that Bradley Cooper should have for his son just isn’t really there and his son grows up a very troubled adolescent.
It just shows you how your upbringing affects the person you become, even if you have everything in the world, it’s the relationships that matter.
…and I have to say, I love a good bit of cheese when Luke’s son Jason rides his bike down the same road as he once did.
Sort of a sad, but feel good ending.