The Place Beyond the Pines [2 Discs] [Includes Digital Copy] [UltraViolet] [Blu-ray/DVD] [2012]

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  • Release Date: 08/06/2013
  • Rating: R
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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
92% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (184 out of 200)

Special Features


  • Deleted and extended scenes
  • Going to The Place Beyond the Pines
  • Feature commentary with co-writer/director Derek Cianfrance

Synopsis


The Place Beyond the Pines
In Derek Cianfrance's The Place Beyond the Pines, Ryan Gosling plays Luke, a drifter who makes a living doing motorcycle stunts in a traveling carnival. When he discovers that he has an infant son, he decides he wants to be able to take care of the child. He meets an ex-convict who knows how to rob banks, and learns from him how to pull off heists. His actions cause his life to become intertwined with a police officer named Avery (Bradley Cooper), who chases after him during a robbery. The Place Beyond the Pines screened at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Ryan Gosling
    Ryan Gosling - Luke
  • Bradley Cooper
    Bradley Cooper - Avery
  • Eva Mendes
    Eva Mendes - Romina
  • Rose Byrne
    Rose Byrne - Jennifer
  • Ray Liotta
    Ray Liotta - Deluca



Overall customer rating

4.3
92%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Where were the pines?

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    BoneWerks
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    It was erroneous of me to expect a film experience similar to "Drive" and the experience was very mixed. On the one hand, I cannot deny the effectiveness and depth of the storyline - robber who wants to provide for a lover with his child and the altercation with some corrupt police officers - especially when it was made one run through generations and how by killing off the main character soon in the film proved a risk worth taking. Despite the promise, this project did not bring home the exhilaration one has come to expect from the great crime movies. It felt as we saw the end titles in anticipation mode and asked ourselves "was that it?" Much as Gosling carried the film with great skill, Cooper was just swimming out of his waters; just because he got noticed for utilising his good looking boy persona in the "silver linings" does not make him a good choice for a crime/drama film. Concluding, I would call this a film of promise but not of fulfilment.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Ryan Gosling's Career-Defining Performance

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    r0rshark
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    The Place Beyond the Pines is one of those movies that is completely different from what the trailers lead you to believe, and I mean that in the best way possible. If you go into this movie expecting an edge of your seat crime thriller, you'll probably be disappointed. The Place Beyond the Pines is a drama about fathers and sons, and how a man's actions can have a ripple effect across generations. Despite being almost three hours long, this movie is so well-paced and yes, it does have some thrilling action scenes including some excellently-shot chase sequences. Every single actor is so on point in this movie, and I can honestly say this is one of Ryan Gosling and Bradley Cooper's best performances. The Place Beyond the Pines is such a beautiful and powerful movie that you would be doing yourself a disservice by not seeing it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Powerful Filmmaking

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    Naternater
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    This is a rare film. After the director's previous film (Blue Valentine) it's hard to image he could create another amazing piece of art. Well he succeeds and does so effortlessly. Beautiful cinematography, top notch acting and a tense pacing. The story is unique and offers many surprises which at first may seem disappointing but in retrospect just make the film more distinctive and original. Ryan Gosling and Bradley Cooper are two of the great actors of cinema of this generation which is rare in a society with internet stars, and idiotic reality personalities becoming "famous". Can't wait to see what the director (Cianfrance) does next. Highly recommended!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Every choice matters.

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    sho218
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    When I first came across this film, I expected a half-decent crime drama to kill two and a half hours of my time with. I was nowhere close to expecting the great experience I ended up having. During the first half hour, I smugly thought I knew exactly where this story was headed, but by the end of the first act, I was on the edge of my seat wondering what the hell was going to happen next. There are so many ways to describe the film that any one-sentence summary would not be completely accurate. This is more than just a typical crime drama. It is often a meditation on life and the importance of the decisions we make. Top-notch!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great addition to our Bluray Collection!

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    Clau2
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    My husband and I love collecting great movies. We weren't sure about buying this movie at first but were so thankful we did. This movie is amaizing! Ryan and Bardley are incredible actors and it truly showed in this movie. The story is very well written, not like we expected, and well incorporated. It didn't seem to get much promotion or at least I didn't see much, it's probably because of all the *spoiler alert* cop corruption. Over all, we extremely recommend buying this film for your collection!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Riveting Crime Drama

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    Waysender
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    This movie stars Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, Rose Byrne, Eva Mendes and others. This is a really good movie that I think flew under the radar last year. The acting and story are both top notch and kept me interested from beginning to end. This version comes with a Blu-Ray, DVD, and an HD Digital Copy that can be redeemed on CinemaNow, Vudu, Flixster, or others. This is one of the more underrated movies or recent memory in my opinion and was on sale for $5 so pick it up.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Dont waste your money.

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    Fieniville
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    While the movie taps into the concept of doing things with good intentions and good intentions gone wrong. It really doesnt seem to be a movie that is driven. It starts but doesn't really go anywhere and doesn't really seem to know where it is going. This is one of those movies you could say that they could have done a lot more with or you could say that it was one of those movies that didn't have to be made. They tried to make a movie and they did??

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Another Compelling Drama from Derek Cianfrance.

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    RFN0509
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    First act is amazing, second and third are still really good but don't quite live up to how I felt about the first hour. The movie is pretty long, although it didn't feel that way to me. I haven't listened to the audio commentary yet, but I still wanted more even after the deleted/extended scenes and the too-brief making of. I would recommend this to fans of the director's previous film, "Blue Valentine", and people who can get into a lengthy drama.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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