Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Beyond the Pines: a review

I don't often go to the movies without my husband, but last night I escaped for a couple of hours to the movie theater with a couple of friends (who are also employees, I like to think they spend time with me outside of work because they like me, not because I pay them, but I digress!).  Anyhow, we were at the movies for a few reasons, namely:

  • Ryan Gosling
  • Bradley Cooper
  • Ryan Gosling
Yes, I mentioned Ryan Gosling twice, but he deserves a second mention, I think we can all agree on that.

The movie we saw was "The Place Beyond the Pines," the basic plot is Ryan Gosling and Bradley Cooper (I'm a little fuzzy on the rest of the plot nuances).  As always, Ryan delivered.  He was all broody and muscular.  Bradley Cooper was all pretty and stuff.

There were a few key points in the film that really spoke to me.  Like when Ryan Gosling was shirtless and sweaty (more like dewy, I don't think Ryan sweats.  Or poops).  That was awesome.  And the part where he held a baby?  I wanted to cry.  It was like awesome wrapped up in more awesome.  And the part where *he* cried?  Big, fat tears rolling down his perfectly chiselled cheek???  It was like awesome wrapped up in more awesome, with a fucking bow on top.  OMG, imagine if Ryan was holding a baby, shirtless, and crying, ALL AT THE SAME TIME?!?!?  I probably would have exploded.

There was some stuff I didn't like about the movie.  Like the scenes without Ryan.  There was something lacking (namely, Ryan).  Bradley Cooper was OK, but he wasn't Ryan (he needs to work on that).    

All in all, I would recommend this movie, I give it 10,000/10.

PS -- Ryan, if you're reading this?  Call me!!