Lost River, Ryan Gosling's first outing as a director, just had it's debut at the Cannes Film Festival and it... didn't go very well for the newbie. Notoriously vocal, the Cannes audience was quick to award his film a chorus of mostly "boo's," with only a scattering of applause for his work. It didn't take long for critics to make their hatred for Gosling's debut work, about a boy's frightening adventures in an underwater city, known...
"Had Terrence Malick and David Lynch somehow conceived an artistic love-child together, only to see it get kidnapped, strangled and repeatedly kicked in the face by Nicolas Winding Refn, the results might look and sound something like ‘Lost River,’ a risible slab of Detroit gothic that marks an altogether inauspicious writing-directing debut for Ryan Gosling.” ~Variety's Justin Chang
“If a $200 haircut and $900 shades were given lots of money to defecate on Detroit, the result would be Ryan Gosling’s directing debut.” Grantland's Wesley Morris
“Just think. If Ryan Gosling hadn’t been such a star actor, he’d never have been allowed to direct *stares into space, screams*" The Guardian's Peter Bradshaw
The three or four begrudgingly kind reviews couldn't compete with the all of the negative publicity that Lost River received in the wake of its less than auspicious premiere.
Will you be seeing Lost River, despite what almost all of the critics say?
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