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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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Harriet
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Tara
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Vivian
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Hamilton 'Ham' Watkins
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Brenda (as Peggy Walton Walker)
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Charlene
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Ken Hixon ...
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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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After seeing Kristen Stewart's performance in Into the Wild (2007) director Jake Scott wanted to work with her. He called producers Scott Bloom and Giovanni Agnelli immediately after leaving the theater to see if Stewart would be available to meet with them. 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 »

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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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Connections

Featured in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.15 (2010) See more »

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U.R.A. Fever
Written by James Hince and Mosshart
Performed by The Kills
Courtesy of Domino Recording Co. Ltd.
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interesting little indie.
2 February 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As a movie buff, I tend to gravitate toward the art & independent material but also due to my area's theater selections, see a fair amount of mainstream movies. Yes, I catch few good films but many times I find disappointment in both worlds. This time ended differently. I can't help but remark how impressed I was by the honest writing and acting of all three characters. Struck me as rather genuine, gritty and believable plot-wise. I also was unsure if I appreciated the decision to refrain from thoroughly fleshing-out every character. One has staggering levels in which they are left to guess about all three. Ie: What happened to Stewart's character other than her mom's accident and demise to lead her on such a disheartening path? Why not more information and insight as to chronicle the downward spiral of this marriage after the child's death? Why not dig into and explore the wife's inward turn to near-hermit? Why is the husband not only so disenchanted with home but also work, albeit this desperate & hopeless soul floundering about? Well, actually wise decision to leave this unknown; I see it's not all that critical to the success of the story. Writers today over-inform.

Another area I originally thought to be a caveat to success was ending as it did. I mean everyone likes and cheers for a happy ending. But pondering this further--really how realistic is this in life? Moreover (and I've worked with troubled and lost kids) this film plays out precisely how life goes. It's not simple to intervene and turn someone around late in the game. There is wisdom, perception and integrity in this attempt to depict a more genuine article of life and that was done. I think Stewart's work was exceptional and her remark that she's "no one's little girl" (something to that affect) captures it brilliantly. You see throughout her vulnerability, survival instinct, yet damaged nature without her acting being sentimental or "hollywood". Yes, nice little gem.


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