The Place Beyond the Pines

Movie review by S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 17+

Melancholy, mature drama explores father-son themes.

R 2013 140 minutes

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 7 reviews

Kids say

age 15+

Based on 7 reviews

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age 10+
age 15+

An epic zoomed in on family legacy

I really enjoyed what this movie's intentions were: that a simple action, a mistake, can knock down the dominoes that may lead to the next generation carrying on your mistakes. Gosling is fine in his role, though there's too many similarities to his brooding, bad boy role in "Drive" to call this a great performance. Bradley Cooper though, he does some heavy lifting here, along with Dane DeHaan, whose piercing eyes communicate much without him having to say a thing! Overall, though it is lengthy, I never found myself bored, because it certainly movies at a solid pace. Language was constant, along with Gosling's character smoking often and some partying scenes near the end of the film. Good rental, and overlooked in awards season!

This title has:

Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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