Sam's Review of The Place Beyond The Pines
The Place Beyond the Pines is a magnificent experience and is one of the best movies I have ever seen. I don't think I have ever seen a movie as powerful as The Place Beyond the Pines, I cared so much for each of these characters and whenever something bad would happen I'd get very sad and even teared up during a couple of scenes. The writing for this movie is just amazing. The story takes you on this emotional journey and never lets you go, even when the film ended I just kept thinking about it because the story was just that powerful. Derek Cianfrance directed this movie and helped write it and he just does an incredible job, he really knew how to craft this movie and use his actors to their full potential. He also knows how to shoot this movie because the cinematography is just gorgeous. The acting in this movie is just terrific. Ryan Gosling gives one of the best performances of his career and Bradley Cooper gives the best performance of his career (so far). Eva Mendes also gives a great performance along with up and coming actor Dane DeHaan. The whole supporting cast is fantastic which includes Ben Mendelsohn, Emory Cohen, and Ray Liotta. Overall The Place Beyond the Pines is the best film I have seen over the last couple of years and is an unforgettable experience, definitely check this movie out!