Written October 09, 2015
This movie was terrible all around in spite of the goodlooking leads. The worst acting role of the year was the guy playing Brad Cooper's son. It was pathetic and ruined an already bad movie.
Written April 26, 2015
I was disappointed in the ending. Just dark. The kids in this movie show the exact reason why there are so many issues with kids today. The corruption is probably very true to real life. No happiness in this movie ever.
Written June 28, 2016
actors are great, all of them. I loved this very beautiful movie.That was a great surprise. I don t want to say more, cause i think it s better to discover it virgin from any point of view.
Written May 28, 2016
What a great film! The story has 3 distinct parts, or call them Acts, that explore two very different father-son relationships. The fathers are well played by Ryan Gosling and Bradley Cooper. Gosling plays a carnival motorcycle stuntman who finds out he has a son and makes an admirable attempt to become a part of his life. Unfortunately, he chooses to try his hand at bank robbery to make the money necessary to woo his ex-girlfriend. It's difficult not to care about him and his plight despite his crimes. He ultimately collides with a cop played by Bradley Cooper and the story then focuses on Cooper's character for the remainder of the film. However, such a collision has consequences and there's plenty of residual damage that gets passed on to the sons of both characters in the 3rd Act. Cooper is excellent in this role. Some of his lines were delivered with an eerie similarity to the character he portrayed in Silver Linings Playbook, but that's a positive here.
Written February 11, 2016
I have to rate this a noble failure. All three main actors: Gosling, Cooper, Mendes are typically insanely talented and charismatic. Here, however, they were wrong. I don't know if they weren't right for the parts, or chose to play them blank and "frozen", or simply bad on-screen chemistry. Their story never came alive to me. The young actors in the second half were so unlikeable, that I didn't. Like them, I mean. To summarize, the most sympathetic and interesting character in this film is Mendes character's husband. The guy who stepped in and made a family for Mendes character and baby.