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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Ryan Gosling

Writer:

Ryan Gosling
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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

This movie 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 Caestecker ) 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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Trivia

Aris Costner (Marylou a.k.a. Mama Aris) is, in real-life, a nearby resident of the shooting location in Detroit, Michigan, who happened to be passing the gas station when shooting was taking place. Apparently she took a liking to Matt Smith (Bully) and the two developed the scene together. 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 Guiding Light (1952) See more »

Soundtracks

Deep Purple (Reprise)
Written by Peter De Rose (uncredited)
Performed by Larry Clinton
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User Reviews

 
Really wanted to enjoy this film.
27 April 2015 | by nceguypaulSee all my reviews

Watched the trailer and was mesmerized by some of the imagery that Ryan Gosling has managed to capture.

Then I watched the film itself.

It felt like i was watching the extended version of the trailer, small snippets of dialogue surrounded by vast dreamlike imagery but with no actual story to go with it.

This film isn't bad its just that it's not very good either. I felt like i was left wanting a little bit more, that it hadn't really fulfilled my appetite.

That said there is potential and because Gosling is just so damned cool I will be looking forward to the next step (Fan boy mode deactivated).


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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

Gross USA:

$45,431

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$615,500
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS | Datasat

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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