Ryan Gosling’s debut as a film director, Lost River, was not well received by the critics at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. Lost River is a fairy-tale set in the ruins of Detroit, where a mother is caught-up in a dark underworld, while her son finds a road that leads to a secret underwater town.
Lost River debuted in front of a packed crowd, but the immediate reactions from critics in attendance ranged from “Dumb-foundlingly poor” to “first-rate folie de grandeur” . Lost River, which was previously titled “How to Catch a Monster”, does not have a release date as of yet.
When I first heard of Lost River, I was very excited because of the cast of the movie. The cast includes stars from some of my favorite television shows and movies, such as Christina Hendricks (Mad Men), Matt Smith (Doctor Who), Iain De Caestecker (Marvel’s Agents of Shield), and Saoirse Ronan (Hanna). With a cast like that, how in the heck could this movie go wrong?
I am not one who puts much stock into what a critic has to say about a movie. First off, a critic’s opinion is much like a butthole, everyone has one, and they all stink. Anyone can call themselves a critic…it’s easy, just start a blog, go to a movie, then make a blog post about said movie, and Bingo-Bango you’re a critic!
Lost River looks interesting to me, not only for the cast, but also for the story, as I am a sucker for a good fairy-tale. Plus, how can any movie fail, when Doctor Who is in it? Geronimo!