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The Place Beyond The Pines 

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Lives keep bouncing off each other, every choice threatening those left standing, in the staggering The Place Beyond The Pines. Ryan Gosling offers yet another brilliant performance, this time playing a shade of his character from Drive—a talented motorcyclist filled with violence who begins robbing banks to provide for the infant son he didn't know he had. Bradley Cooper continues a surprisingly successful dramatic turn as a rookie cop with a powerful father, struggling with corruption on the force. It's Emory Cohen and Dane DeHaan who steal the show, though, playing troubled teens from different sides of the same town. The two spiralling around each other breaks from a reflective character study, growing Pines into an epic story of right, wrong and family. Director Derek Cianfrance, who previously crafted the intimate Blue Valentine, shows a formidable growth here. Haunting, stoic and impossible to forget.

The Place Beyond the Pines
Rated R (MPAA) · 140 min. · 2013
Official Site: focusfeatures.com/the_place_beyond_the_pines
Director: Derek Cianfrance
Writer: Derek Cianfrance and Ben Coccio
Producer: Lynette Howell, Sidney Kimmel, Alex Orlovsky and Jamie Patricof
Cast: Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, Dane DeHaan, Rose Byrne, Eva Mendes, Bruce Greenwood, Ray Liotta, Ben Mendelsohn and Harris Yulin

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