Ryan Gosling’s directorial debut, Lost River, starring Eva Mendes, Matt Smith, and Christina Hendricks, debuted at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year. It went … poorly. Yes, let’s go with “poorly.” I believe that is the appropriate word to use when a film inspires boos from the audience and tweets like this from critics in attendance:
All of which makes the following announcement about the film substantially less surprising than it would have been back when it was brought to Cannes: Lost River will not get a theatrical release. At all. Ever. Instead, Warner Bros. will make it available for Video On Demand next April. Tough break for Baby Goose.