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Welcome to the Rileys (2010)

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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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Ken Hixon
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Gandolfini ... Doug Riley
Kristen Stewart ... Mallory
Melissa Leo ... Lois Riley
Joe Chrest ... Jerry
Ally Sheedy ... Harriet
Tiffany Coty ... Tara
Eisa Davis ... Vivian
Lance E. Nichols ... Hamilton 'Ham' Watkins
Peggy Walton-Walker ... Brenda (as Peggy Walton Walker)
Sharon Landry ... Sharon
Kathy Lamkin ... Charlene
Kerry Cahill ... Waitress
Ken Hixon Ken Hixon ... Danny
Elliott Grey ... Randy
David Jensen ... Ed
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Storyline

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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content, brief drug use and pervasive language involving a teenager | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 November 2011 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Corações Perdidos See more »

Filming Locations:

Louisiana, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$42,145, 31 October 2010, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$152,857, 5 December 2010
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Mallory: I'm nobody's little girl! It's too late for that shit.
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Featured in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.15 (2010) See more »

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A long way from perfect, but definitely worth seeing.
4 February 2011 | by lewiskendellSee 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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