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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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Following the film's mixed reception at the Cannes Film Festival, Warner Brothers considered selling the distribution rights to another company. In the end, they decided to release it on a limited platform with a simultaneous on-demand release. 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 Enter the Void (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Rat, Face, & Bully
Written by Johnny Jewel
Performed by Johnny Jewel, featuring Saoirse Ronan & Matt Smith
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Not Bad for Gosling's Directorial Debut
10 October 2015 | by leedesi56See all my reviews

As a freshman director, Ryan Gosling shows promise here. This is a quirky, Art-house film (of which there aren't enough, lately) with Lynchian elements (Blue Velvet; Lost Highway) Some of them work, others don't ("Dave" singing "Cool Water" was a bit silly).Casting was OK, with solid performances from Iain De Caestecker,Christina Hendricks, Saoirse Ronan, and the beautiful Eva Longoria in particular. Landyn Stewart is adorable! Where did they get this kid? Matt Smith's performance was appropriately over-the-top, and scary. Overall, I'd recommend 'Lost River,' because it consistently held my interest, and had a great story-line. I look forward to more Gosling-directed efforts, as I see great potential there. I'm rating it a little higher than the average, because I'd really urge people to see it, and, as I said earlier, there should be more movies in this peculiar genre.


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