By all accounts, Ryan Gosling’s latest film, Only God Forgives, which was directed by Drive’s Nicolas Winding Refn, is extremely violent. And by all accounts, I mean even Gosling’s co-star, Kristin Scott Thomas, doesn’t like how much violence was in the film. So when the film debuted at Cannes earlier this week, it might make sense that the fancier of the top hats and monocles in attendance also wouldn’t like it. And, hoo boy, did they not like it.
“To judge from the boos and whistles after the ‘Only God Forgives’ screening today, I wouldn’t exactly lay odds on a ‘Best Director’ repeat for Refn,” wrote Vulture’s Kyle Buchanan.
“When one character stuck his hand inside a woman’s slashed body, the audience locked and loaded its boos. Gosling doesn’t have much to say in this movie, but the auditorium sure did.” (Via Yahoo! UK)
Booing? At a Baby Goose film? Surely, this has to be the case of a few scoundrels who simply don’t know how to behave in a high class theatre, right?
“Movies really don’t get much worse than Nicholas Winding Refn‘s ‘Only God Forgives’,” [Jeffrey Wells] writes. “It’s a sh*t macho fantasy – hyper violent, ethically repulsive, sad, nonsensical, deathly dull, snail-paced, idiotic, possibly woman-hating, visually suffocating, pretentious.
“I realize I sound like Rex Reed on one of his rants, but trust me, please – this is a defecation by an over-praised, over-indulged director who thinks anything he cr*ps out is worthy of your time. I felt violated, sh*t upon, sedated, narcotized, appalled and bored stiff.”
Sooooo… you’re saying you didn’t like it?
Still, booing Ryan Gosling? Ryan Gosling? Baby Goose? He must feel terrible about that.
Aw, hey buddy.
No, don’t be sad, Baby Goose.
Hey… hey, Ryan. I’ve got something for you…
Haha, you’re the best, Baby Goose!