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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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Opening Weekend:

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

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$152,857 (USA) (3 December 2010)
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In preparation for her role Kristen Stewart learned how to pole dance, deprived herself of sleep, chain-smoked, and ate mostly junk food. As a result Stewart's body and legs were covered with bruises, her skin was blemished, and she constantly looked tired. Director Jake Scott praised Stewart's dedication because she was so willing to allow herself to subordinate her physical appearance for the role. See more »

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Doug sees Mallory sleeping and spreads a sheet over her upto her chest. In the next scene, sheet is upto her knees. See more »

Quotes

Mallory: You think it's all her fault?
Douglas Lloyd 'Doug' Riley: What?
Mallory: Your daughter in the car crash.
Douglas Lloyd 'Doug' Riley: [pauses] She told you about that?
Mallory: Yeah. Is that like a secret or something?
Douglas Lloyd 'Doug' Riley: Give me my lighter back.
Mallory: Because it would really suck shit if you blamed her for that.
Douglas Lloyd 'Doug' Riley: I don't blame her. What are you talking about?
Mallory: She was being a good mom.
Douglas Lloyd 'Doug' Riley: Who said she wasn't?
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Featured in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.15 (2010) See more »

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Just A Little While To Stay Here
Written by Eugene Monroe Bartlett
Performed by The Storyville Stompers
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A long way from perfect, but definitely worth seeing.
4 February 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"I can't come home right now. I know I'm not dead yet."

Welcome to the Rileys is certainly a flawed movie. The characters are a little flat, and don't seem to be written as genuine people, at times. The story scenario, with its focus on lost loved ones and damaged people finding healing or comfort in each other, is one that seems to be in every other movie, recently. And the ending seems a bit rushed and unfinished.

But still, I found myself enjoying it all.

The key lies in the color and atmosphere added by using New Orleans as the primary location, and the performances of the three primary cast members. 

The first point may appeal only to those who have visited or who live in the city. Filming a movie in New Orleans gives it an instant, appealing flavor to anyone who's been there before, walking past the same restaurants and down the same streets. Very cool. I'll admit that this might not be as big a deal to others as it was to me, though. 

What everyone should be able to recognize and appreciate, however, are the great performances by James Gandolfini, Melissa Leo, and Kristen Stewart. They carry this movie with some really excellent acting, even though their characters are slightly hobbled at times with some spotty writing. Especially when it comes to the dynamics of the various relationships. Still, the three of them (especially Gandolfini and Stewart) easily make Welcome to the Rileys worth at least a rental.


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