OK now, I have to admit I’m a bit disappointed. Being a Ryan Gosling lover/aficionado for a couple of years now, I was expecting another masterpiece starring the hottest actor in the known universe. I also had high hopes since Blue Valentines‘ director is directing TPBTP. But yeah, like I said… kinda disappointed. Although I guess in a sense, it can be seen as a masterpiece. Cuz you see, Gosling’s only in the film at the beginning !! So you get like 40 minutes of pure awesumness right until Gosling’s shot to death by Bradley Cooper’s character. This is my biggest beef with TPBTP. It’s not actually a movie, it’s three movies one after the other. The first one is so superb that I actually had a hard on watching Ryan Gosling. The second one is an average story about some dirty cops and the last one’s about sum shitty teenagers I don’t care about. Now, obviously these stories are linked, but it still seems weird. And I’m not sorry for revealing the plot, you shouldn’t be reading my shitty article anyway.
Yeah, so Ryan Gosling’s awesum, great acting & great body. Bradley Cooper’s alright, not his best job though. Ray Liotta’s being Ray Liotta, which is good I guess. Eva Mendes, well, I guess she did okay. Didn’t have a lot to do. So yeah, mixed acting overall. And I’m not even going to elaborate on the kids at the end seeing how much they sucked ass.
Then, regarding the nudity… Ryan Gosling’s been working out, which is good. But no naked girlz, no b00bies… which is sad, very sad. Eva Mendes is usually not wearing a bra, so we get a glimpse of her nipples, but that’s it. No nudity at all. But hey, I don’t really care cuz the film’s quite deep actually. With sum interesting stuff regarding parenting, lost sons, interracial couples, relationships between fathers and sons… That’s to deep for me but for those you like this kind of shit… The score’s also pretty good, thank you Mike Patton ! (GOOGLE HIM)
Also, the movie is waaay too long. 2 hours and 20 minutes, that’s like an eternity. Especially since the first hour or so has a lot of stuff in it. After that, the movie becomes slower and slower…
But hey, although I’m a bit on the negative here, TPBTP still has a lot going for it so I’ll give it a [B-]. A++++ if you only watch the first 30-40 minutes.