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The Place Beyond The Pines follows Luke (Ryan Gosling), a motorcycle stunt driver in a traveling carnival. After meeting up with old flame Romina (Eva Mendes), he finds out he has fathered a son. Wanting to do the right thing, Luke quits the carnival and starts working as a mechanic to help support the baby. He soon realizes that the money is obviously not cutting it and so he turns to robbing banks. Obviously, things do not go so smoothly for him and after he runs into ambitious rookie cop Avery Cross (Bradley Cooper), things become increasingly complicated.

First off, anything you have read regarding any similarities to Drive – immediately forget them. Outside of a few controlled sequences of pure style (mainly during chase or driving sequences), the only worthwhile and legitimate comparison is that both films feature Gosling in a lead role. And I think that fact alone, coupled »

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