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Lost River (2014)

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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.

Director:

Ryan Gosling

Writer:

Ryan Gosling
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1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christina Hendricks ... Billy
Iain De Caestecker ... Bones
Saoirse Ronan ... Rat
Matt Smith ... Bully
Ben Mendelsohn ... Dave
Eva Mendes ... Cat
Reda Kateb ... Cab Driver
Barbara Steele ... Grandma
Landyn Stewart Landyn Stewart ... Franky
Rob Zabrecky ... MC
Shannon Plumb ... Fanny
Torrey Wigfield ... Face
Misty Robinette Misty Robinette ... Misty
Holly Schlegel Holly Schlegel ... Holly
Thomas McDonald Thomas McDonald ... Skip (as ''Skip' Thomas Pierre McDonald')
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Storyline

"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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 April 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

How to Catch a Monster See more »

Filming Locations:

Detroit, Michigan, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,828, 12 April 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$43,282, 26 April 2015
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Dolby Digital | SDDS | Datasat

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

During one scene in the club, we see a person wearing a large skull mask that resembles perfectly the mask worn by one of the circus gang members in Batman Returns. See more »

Goofs

When Bully is under water after the car wreck he is upside down. The heels of his feet are on the car's hood and his head is under water. Yet when he exhales the bubbles go down when they leave his mouth. They should rise. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Franky: [Franky walks out of his house mumbling to himself] I'm gonna have some soup. I'm gonna go eat dinner. Come on, I just wanna eat dinner.
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Crazy Credits

There is a short scene after the credits in which the street lights switch off again. See more »

Connections

References Santa Sangre (1989) See more »

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Cool Cool Water
Written by Bob Nolan
Performed by Ben Mendelsohn, Eban Schletter, Alexander Burke, and Johnny Jewel
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Excellent
27 November 2015 | by vanshorkensteinSee all my reviews

although I suppose not for everyone. Weird movie with cool imagery. I see people making comparisons to Lynch, Cronenberg, Refn. I'm sure Gosling was likely inspired by these 3, particularly the latter considering he's done a few of his films. I really don't get why so many people are trashing this film. It's really good. I guess people are uncomfortable when the narrative isn't abundantly clear. Although Inland Empire got great reviews and while I love that movie it is kind of a mess so IDK. Either folks are just full of it, or different strokes for different folks I guess. All in all I really enjoyed this and I think there are plenty of others that will too.


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