Ryan Gosling's directorial debut on the dark fantasy “Lost River” would only have a limited theatrical release in New York and Los Angeles. Unfortunately, the movie received poor ratings from critics when it was shown at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival in May. Read on to learn more about this scoop.
“Lost River” would, however, be available via DVD and video on-demand for those who still wanted to see the film. As previously reported by the Independent, it was still unclear if the film would have an international screening since most critics have called it “unthinkingly offensive,” “ultimately kind of juvenile” and “a student film with an A-list cast.” The film stars “Mad Men’s” Christina Hendricks, Eva Mendes, Matt Smith, Saoirse Ronan and Iain De Caestecker
“Lost Rivers,” as of this writing, has a 4.3/10 rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Due to the film’s poor reception, Warner Bros. allegedly wanted to sell the movie, which they acquired distribution rights for $3 million, to an indie house. Unfortunately, no one took their offer, and the production was left with no choice but to release the Gosling film.
The script for “Lost Stars,” originally entitled “How to Catch a Monster,” was also penned by Gosling. It tells the story of a “single mother (Hendricks) hooked into a dark fantasy world while her teenage son discovers a secret road leading to an underwater town.”
“The Notebook” star, however, remained optimistic despite the lackluster reviews of his directorial debut. He held that the film was “not for everyone” and added that people would have a natural varying reaction to the film, both positive and negative.
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