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Lost River (2014)

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A single mother is swept into a dark underworld, while her teenage son discovers a road that leads him to a secret underwater town.

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Ryan Gosling

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Ryan Gosling
2 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christina Hendricks ... Billy
Iain De Caestecker ... Bones
Saoirse Ronan ... Rat
Matt Smith ... Bully
Ben Mendelsohn ... Dave
Eva Mendes ... Cat
Reda Kateb ... Cab Driver
Barbara Steele ... Grandma
Landyn Stewart Landyn Stewart ... Franky
Rob Zabrecky ... MC
Shannon Plumb ... Fanny
Torrey Wigfield ... Face
Misty Robinette Misty Robinette ... Misty
Holly Schlegel Holly Schlegel ... Holly
Thomas McDonald Thomas McDonald ... Skip (as ''Skip' Thomas Pierre McDonald')
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Storyline

"Lost River" is a dark fairy tale about love, family and the fight for survival in the face of danger. In the virtually abandoned city of Lost River, Billy (Christina Hendricks), a single mother of two, is led into a macabre underworld in her quest to save her childhood home and hold her family together. Her teenage son Bones (Iain De Casestecker) discovers a mystery about the origins of Lost River that triggers his curiosity and sets into motion an unexpected journey that will test his limits and the limits of those he loves. Written by Warner Bros Home Entertainment

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for disturbing violent images, language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 April 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

How to Catch a Monster See more »

Filming Locations:

Detroit, Michigan, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,828, 12 April 2015

Gross USA:

$45,431

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$615,500
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Dolby Digital | SDDS | Datasat

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

During a Q&A with Guillermo Del Toro during 2014's SXSW, Ryan Gosling jokingly called girlfriend Eva Mendes his "unpaid intern," noting she contributed to the script, as well as helped buy and make costumes, but refused to accept credit for her contribution. See more »

Goofs

When Bully is under water after the car wreck he is upside down. The heels of his feet are on the car's hood and his head is under water. Yet when he exhales the bubbles go down when they leave his mouth. They should rise. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Franky: [Franky walks out of his house mumbling to himself] I'm gonna have some soup. I'm gonna go eat dinner. Come on, I just wanna eat dinner.
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Crazy Credits

There is a short scene after the credits in which the street lights switch off again. See more »

Connections

References Santa Sangre (1989) See more »

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Bullytown
Written by Johnny Jewel
Performed by Johnny Jewel, featuring Matt Smith
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Beautiful to look at. Thats about it.
12 May 2015 | by Discogodfather9622See all my reviews

Warner Brothers is one of the best movie studios in the business. Putting out controversial movies such as, A Clockwork Orange, Natural Born Killers & One Eight Seven, it's clear that this is a studio that likes to takes risks with films. They prove it yet again with the directorial debut of Hollywood heartthrob, Ryan Gosling's art house flick, Lost River. I'll start by saying this about the film; it is absolutely gorgeous to look at. Gosling has an eye for camera placement and style, taking a page out of the David Lynch School of directing. Unfortunately that's where the praise stops, as this is one boring and rather pointless movie. The story centers on a single mom played by Christina Hendricks, (Mad Men) who lives in a virtually abandoned city of Lost River, with her two kids, one of which has run afoul of the local gangster played by Matt Smith. (Dr. Who) A Gangster so mean that it's widely know throughout the community his love for cutting off peoples lips who cross him. In the end it's clear that Gosling wants to shed his pretty boy persona and come across as more intellectual and thoughtful. Hopefully the next time he decides to get behind the camera he has a better script to film.


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