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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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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

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$152,857 (USA) (3 December 2010)
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Mallory (Kristen Stewart) works at Dixie Divas. In reality, it is a working strip club in New Orleans located at 606 Iberville St. 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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Douglas Lloyd 'Doug' Riley: Where are you from?
Mallory: Why?
Douglas Lloyd 'Doug' Riley: Just making conversation.
Mallory: I'm from Florida.
Douglas Lloyd 'Doug' Riley: Where in Florida?
Mallory: Panhandle.
Douglas Lloyd 'Doug' Riley: And you work in a strip club?
Mallory: Better than working peep shows in Atlanta. Guys jerking off staring at your cooter like it was singing the Star Spangled fucking Banner.
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Mallory: Hey, you think. I mean now that I know you're not a cop. You think I could have that $100 back? You said you just wanted to talk, right? And we've been talking. And I could do something else for the money too, if you want.
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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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