Written September 18, 2014
RG & BC do a great job in this movie. Gosling's role reminds me exactly of his character in drive. The first half of the movie is great. However the second half, kind of drawn out. They could have easily cut the last hour in half. Other than that, interesting storyline and great actors.
Written May 15, 2013
I went to this movie because I am a Ryan Gosling fan. I like the type of movie too. The whole project was well executed. All of the actors were superb.
Written August 30, 2014
This movie keeps u in the edge of the seat trying to figure out whats going to happen after. I would recomend this movie for sure
Written April 07, 2013
I thought it was a good movie but not necessarily a great one. I might have expected a bit more considering the good reviews I was reading, who knows.
Acting-wise, no complaints. Gosling, Mendes, Cooper all pulled it off brilliantly. I don't think I had a favorite act (the movie is a three-story act). They all did great in their respective act.
A few complaints though:
1) I thought the son of Bradley Cooper's character was miscast. I just didn't think he was believable as being his son.
2) They could have made an effort at aging Bradley Cooper's character after the 15-year jump. They did it for Eva Mendes so it would have been appropriate to do it for Cooper's character. I am not sure why the image of the pretty boy always has to be maintained in every movie he makes. I know he's handsome or sexiest man alive or whatever but come on. That's annoying especially when the pretty-boy image is not relevant.
3) Parts of the movie were semi-predictable.
Written April 21, 2013
If you need an emotional roller coaster of a movie, then this may not be for you. However, if you like real movies with top notch acting, then this will be your cup of tea. I expected Gosling and Cooper to be as good as they were, the surprise for me was Eva Mendes who was perfection as the woman who appears to have settled for security over unstable true love. The supporting cast was outstanding as well. With all the junk out there today (Jennifer Aniston type movies), this movie is worth the drive and the ticket price.