5.8/10
14,867
107 user 196 critic

Lost River (2014)

Trailer
2:25 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Prime Video

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
Reviews
Popularity
4,140 ( 53)
1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

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')
Edit

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official site | Official site [Japan] | See more »

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

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,828, 12 April 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$43,282, 26 April 2015
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

|

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS | Datasat

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Over 200 hours of footage was shot on 35mm, as said by Johnny Jewel, the film's composer, in an interview. See more »

Goofs

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. However, Bones says to the collector, "There's about a hundred dollars worth in the bag!" He's not referring to the single pipe which he pulls out and hands to the collector; he's referring to the bag's entire contents. Given the size of the bag, and the amount he stuffed in there, it's conceivable that he has roughly 50 lbs. of scrap copper to sell. 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.
See more »

Crazy Credits

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

Connections

References Ryan's Hope (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

Echoes (Reprise)
Written and performed by Johnny Jewel
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Surprisingly good
22 November 2015 | by derbo73See all my reviews

Beware, this movie is quite dark and disturbing. It has a certain Terry Gilliam feel about it, although it goes deeper and touches the dark bottom of your soul. It is beautifully shot, has a constant subtle tension and very good music. Although the story is rather predictable it reminded me of the greatest epic tales of mankind.

Very rich and creative debut. Good actors and superb camera work, settings and effects.

The movie feels like a true nightmare sometimes, don't be fooled, though - it is not a classical horror movie or thriller. It is more like a dark dream put onto celluloid. You see lots of blood and some violence, still it will not work for typical fans of guts and gore movies.

Real cinema.


12 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 107 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed