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Director: Derek Cianfrance

Country: USA

Year: 2013

In their second collaboration after BLUE VALENTINE, director Derek Cianfrance and Ryan Gosling along with Eva Mendez and Bradley Cooper deliver a dramatic story in a unique story telling way. The movie starts by focusing on the Ryan Gosling as a stunt driver in circuses and carnivals who is struggling to win back his girlfriend and his son. You might think that you know where the story is heading but the beauty of this film is that it takes you in different directions than what you expected.

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THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES is like a mini trilogy, each can be a short movie on its own but they fit together perfectly to complete the big picture. The beginning, middle and the end of the film are stories that can be told as is and they would be considered good, but when they connected they become something more as you start reading into the emotions and the behavior of the characters. This for sure will be one of my top 2013 movies.

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