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The Canyons (2013)

R  |   |  Drama, Thriller  |  2 August 2013 (USA)
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When Christian, an LA trust-fund kid with casual ties to Hollywood, learns of a secret affair between Tara and the lead of his film project, Ryan, he spirals out of control, and his cruel mind games escalate into an act of bloody violence.

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Dr. Campbell
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When Christian, an LA trust-fund kid with casual ties to Hollywood, learns of a secret affair between Tara and the lead of his film project, Ryan, he spirals out of control, and his cruel mind games escalate into an act of bloody violence.

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It's not the hills.

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Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for strong sexual content including graphic nudity, language throughout, a bloody crime scene and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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Budget:

$250,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$13,351 (USA) (2 August 2013)

Gross:

$49,494 (USA) (23 August 2013)
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First non porn film for James Deen. See more »

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When Tara and Christian are by the pool, in some scenes we can see direct sunlight shining on Christian's face and Tara's hair and back, but when the scene changes to another angle there's no direct sunlight at all. See more »

Quotes

Christian: Would... you... fuck... him?
Tara: No... I... wouldn't.
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References Doctor Zhivago (1965) See more »

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Coming Down
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Performed By Dum Dum Girls
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Ladies and Gentlemen Of The Canyons
4 August 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

"We're all actors, aren't we?"

I really, really, really did not expect porn star James Deen to be anything more than a wooden embarrassment in his grown-up movie debut, but I was happy to find that both he and fellow 'adult entertainer' Danny Wylde were just fine, easily as good as the rest of the 'professional' cast and notably more comfortable in front of the camera than Lindsay Lohan, who - though the biggest name in it - is probably the weakest link in the film. Looking as worn out and over-the-hill as she does, it doesn't help that all the characters continually keep saying how she's the hottest girl they've ever seen.

This is a real movie, and one which fits in perfectly with the cinematic worlds both Ellis and Schrader have created before, such as The Informers, Rules Of Attraction, Hardcore and Auto Focus. And it's an OK movie, too - not great but certainly as good as the majority of other small-scale independent films out there. It has a genuine presence and power and things to say about the iphone age, the shallowness of modern relationships, and the lies we all tell one another. I loved all the shots of the closed-down, boarded-up movie houses, and some of the brooding camera-work and pulsing electronic score put me in mind of 'Drive' as much as anything else.

As with much of Ellis' work there is a slightly gay worldview and a set of observations which don't ring quite so accurate when presented as a depiction of the motives and behaviour of wider society. But that works well here, adding to the creepy, off-key and uncertain atmosphere, and again fits in with the world of his previous books and films.

To sum up, it's no Citizen Kane or Sunset Boulevard but it's far from a disaster, and well worth a look for those that can come to it with open eyes.


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