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Welcome to the Rileys (2010)

R | | Drama | 18 November 2011 (UK)
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On a business trip to New Orleans, a damaged man seeks salvation by caring for a wayward young woman.

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Something's wrong at the Rileys. Married nearly 30 years, Doug and Lois rarely talk. She doesn't leave their Indianapolis home, and she's ordered a gravestone with their names and birth years on it. He has a long-time Thursday night mistress whom he invites to go with him to a plumbing supply conference in New Orleans. Once there, Doug calls Lois to say he's staying for a while. What's he leaving behind and what's he looking for in New Orleans? And Lois, can she break out? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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You never know who's going to be your wake-up call

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Rated R for strong sexual content, brief drug use and pervasive language involving a teenager | See all certifications »

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$42,145 (USA) (29 October 2010)

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$152,857 (USA) (3 December 2010)
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Filmed on location in New Orleans, Louisiana. See more »

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When Allison is in the car counting her money she burns her fingers on the butt of her cigarette. In the following scene she is seen with a barely smoked cigarette. See more »

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Lois Riley: Mind picking up my mail and newspaper while Doug is gone?
Harriet: Why can't your neighbor across the street do it?
Lois Riley: She moved.
Harriet: And all your other neighbors?
Lois Riley: Just until Doug gets back.
Harriet: Okay. I have to drive over here all the way from Zionsville every day because my nutcase sister can't walk down her own damn driveway. Lois? Somehow, someway, and someday you're just gonna have to walk out that door.
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Referenced in Maltin on Movies: Unknown & Cedar Rapids (2011) See more »

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English Suite No. 3 in G Minor: Gavotte 1
Written by Johann Sebastian Bach
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A Fantastic Family Drama...
31 July 2010 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Welcome to the Riley's was a very interesting little American indy film.

Directed by Jake Scott (son of Ridley Scott), Welcome to the Riley's follows the story of Doug (played by James Gandolfini) and his attempt to heal his broken heart after the death of his teenage daughter.

Aspects of it's story were quite unique and original which is hard to find in a film these days. It is a very character driven story, and as they evolve and develop throughout the film, different events and obstacles arise to challenge these characters which brings an often dark, humorous but most of all engaging premise to the film.

The acting is fantastic. James Gandolfini (Tony Soprano from the 'Soprano's') as Doug is brilliant and really captures this troubled character as he seeks to mend his broken and shattered heart.

Kirstin Stewart breaks away from her Twilight role well. I was very impressed with her performance as the "wrong-side-of-the-tracks" girl who has lost her way in life. Mellisa Leo was good as Doug's wife, Lois, as well.

Overall a fantastic family drama film, with a great story and great characters.

8.5/10


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