Welcome to the Rileys details
|Starring:||James Gandolfini, Melissa Leo, Kristen Stewart, Lance E. Nichols, David Jensen, Kathy Lamkin, Michael Wozniak, Sharon Landry, Russell Steinberg|
|Collections:||February - Drama|
Welcome to the Rileys
|Run time:||1 hour 50 minutes|
|Rental release:||27 Feb 2012|
By Tom Charity from LOVEFiLM
James Gandolfini, Melissa Leo and Kirsten Stewart hammer out some home truths in this contrived but well-meaning emotional drama.
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awe-struck love itBy SJ3 (2 reviews) , 08 Sep 2011
[Highly rated reviewer]Kristen Stewart is the star of this movie without a shadow of a doubt, her on screen chemistry with Gandolfini is electric and the acting is superb. The way she plays Mallory is oscar worthy, and her supporting actors are just as good, this film is possibly my favourite film of the year even though it isn't a huge blockbuster, I feel the actors are so good BECAUSE it is a low budget picture and is beautifully directed by Jake Scott. I would recommed this film highly
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worth a rentalBy bluraye (21 reviews) from Bradford , 06 Nov 2013For me James was quite reserved unlike his usual gangster roles. Kirsten's fiery portrayal of an unbelivable prostitute trying to reconcile her wasted youthful existence was enjoyable, quite an electic mix and worth a watch. Sadly james has left us.
Newsflash: Kristen Stewart CAN act after allBy TheWatchman (753 reviews) from Suburbia , 12 Jun 2013Poor Kristen Stewart hasnt had an easy ride in the popular press. First shes constantly linked with the pretty one-dimensional Bella Swann from the Twilight franchise and then she gets her love-life in a tangle and everyone takes R-Patz side. Somewhere, amid the mess of her personal life, she got round to making Welcome to the Rileys, with Sopranos star James Gandolfini. Sadly, not enough people seemed to notice. It was an indie film that never really got much of a mainstream release, therefore she remained Bella in the press eyes all the way through this. However, if you can give her a chance, you may get more than an hour and a half of her holding her mouth open and refusing to smile. James Gandolfini gives a naturally great performance as a man who had lost his teenage daughter in a car accident. On a work trip he gives his colleagues the slip and takes refuge in a strip club where he meets Kristen Stewart, who he beings a plutonic relationship with, treating her like a surrogate daughter. Thats about it as far as the plot goes. At first (the beginning twenty minutes) I was pretty disinterested and was wondering what I got into. However, I was very pleased with how it transpired. Its actually quite a tender story of emotionally damaged people coming together. Its certainly not a laugh a minute and is the sort of film that you have to be in quite a deep, reflective, thoughtful mood to really appreciate (or just want to see Kristen Stewart not surrounded by computer generated monsters). Nice film. Give it a try.
very slowBy notyou (16 reviews) , 29 May 2013could not be bothered to finish it, slow from the beginning, after half an hour just had enough, life is too short.
Very Enjoyable and Different!By a customer , 17 Feb 2013Excellent acting and with an unusual story-line which holds your interest throughout. Well worth watching as it is very enjoyable.
Poor Storyline, Excellent ActingBy a customer , 09 Jan 2013
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideI must say first off this movie isn't too bad. The acting from the main three cast members is amazing. They worked really well together and you could feel the emotions coming through on screen. The only problem with this film is the story line. Dont get me wrong in theory it is brilliant but whoever wrote the script did a rubbish job. I kept waiting and waiting for things to progress and it never did. There was so much more that could have happened but it didn't. Disapointed!