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Lost River (2014)

R  |   |  Drama, Fantasy, Mystery  |  10 April 2015 (USA)
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A single mother is swept into a dark underworld, while her teenage son discovers a road that leads him to a secret underwater town.



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"Lost River" is a dark fairy tale about love, family and the fight for survival in the face of danger. In the virtually abandoned city of Lost River, Billy (Christina Hendricks), a single mother of two, is led into a macabre underworld in her quest to save her childhood home and hold her family together. Her teenage son Bones (Iain De Casestecker) discovers a mystery about the origins of Lost River that triggers his curiosity and sets into motion an unexpected journey that will test his limits and the limits of those he loves. Written by Warner Bros Home Entertainment

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Rated R for disturbing violent images, language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

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How to Catch a Monster  »

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$20,828 (USA) (10 April 2015)


$43,282 (USA) (24 April 2015)

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Aris Costner, the actress who plays 'Marylou' a.k.a. 'Mama Aris' in the Gas Station scene, is in real life a nearby resident of the shooting location in Detroit, who happened to be passing the gas station when shooting was taking place. Apparently she took a liking to Matt Smith, and the two developed the scene together. See more »


Bones tries to sell copper tubing he scrapped from a house to a scrap metal collector for $100. Copper only goes for about $2.00 a pound so he really wouldn't have gotten much more than that. See more »


Billy: What's this?
Dave: It's the job.
Billy: And where is that?
Dave: Well, it's... close and somewhere over the rainbow, let's put it that way. I think you'll like it.
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References Santa Sangre (1989) See more »


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Messy, Void of soul.
12 April 2015 | by (Atlantic City) – See all my reviews

Lost River. Nice first try from Gosling. A bit of Malick and Refn without the soul. Gosling has some interesting ideas. He failed in putting them together neatly, which may have been on purpose. In an age of omnipresent shiny stuff to grab our attention, Goslings shiny stuff doesn't quite hold mine. Good performances. Matt smith was a surprise. Ronin steals every scene she's in. Hendricks is OK, but predictable compared to the other performances. Mendez was great. Gosling knows how to get the most out of her. Story was a kind of redneck fairy tail that seems to be trending in Goslings mind. 4th movie in a row if you start from drive, through place bt pines, to Lost River.

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