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Welcome to the Rileys (2010)

 -  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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18 November 2011 (UK)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

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$152,857 (USA) (3 December 2010)
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Trivia

The film was shot directly after Kristen Stewart had filmed Twilight (2008). Producers Giovanni Agnelli and Scott Bloom cast Stewart as a relatively unknown actress and had no idea how famous she was going to become due to the success the Twilight Saga gained. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Mallory: Hey, sorry. I didn't mean to wake you up.
Lois Riley: That's alright. It's been a long day.
Mallory: Where's Doug?
Lois Riley: He'll be back in a little while.
Mallory: Okay.
Lois Riley: Are you hungry?
Mallory: Yeah. I got off early tonight. Business sucks.
[hesitant]
Mallory: You wanna go around the corner and get a po'boy?
Lois Riley: What's a po'boy?
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No Expectations... Blown away.
17 June 2011 | by (Indonesia) – See all my reviews

No nudity. OK a bit of skin, nothing in my book. People playing out of their element. Boring trailer. I have absolutely no expectation that this movie is going to be good. But I was surprised not only by the acting, but the somewhat realism of the situation.

The movie should pace itself better and give transition to the leading roles better. Particularly the girls, Soprano man cant do no wrong in my book now. I love Mell Leo, I am officially a fan now. Stewart needs to learn method, it just shows that she is somewhat overworked in the years and possibly the next few years, but it is a great movie to showcase her scale of performance. Should and definitely could do better. The direction is marvelous, reminds me a bit of the old porn movie about a man searching for his daughter in the underground world, or was it a priest of somekind, well I forgot.

I hope for a better music, but what do you expect from a low budget movie, right? In the end I love the videotakes, expect nothing less from the actors involved, artistry is well in concern also. Dialogue is quite good, weirdly. Not too much forced profanity and not too less to make it less believable. I hope the best for all involved. Hopefully they can make better movie in new Orleans.


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