Monday, October 29, 2012

Movie Review: Welcome to the Rileys

Samuel Goldwyn Films/Destination Films
Released in theaters: October 29th, 2010 (Exactly two years ago today!  I didn't plan that.)
Released on DVD: February 1st, 2011
Rated R
Directed by Jake Scott
Synopsis from Rotten Tomatoes:
WELCOME TO THE RILEYS is a powerful drama about finding hope in the most unusual of places. Once a happily married and loving couple, Doug and Lois Riley (James Gandolfini and Melissa Leo) have grown apart since losing their teenage daughter eight years prior. Leaving his agoraphobic wife behind to go on a business trip to New Orleans, Doug meets a 17-year-old runaway (Kristen Stewart) and the two form a platonic bond. For Lois and Doug, what initially appears to be the final straw that will derail their relationship, turns out to be the inspiration they need to renew their marriage. -- (C) Samuel Goldwyn

I'm way behind on this.  I watched Welcome to the Rileys almost a month ago, which makes it really hard to write about it.  I enjoyed the movie, but I can't think of many specific things to talk about.  I really like Kristen Stewart's performance, and all of the other actors as well.  I liked that the movie partly took place in Indianapolis, since that's where I'm going to school.  (And I've always thought it was cool when something takes place in Indiana, since nothing seems to happen here.)

It is rated R, and it's definitely not a movie for everyone.  I enjoyed it though.  It was very interesting.  I just wish it was fresh enough in my mind that I could say more.

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