Ryan Gosling’s Directorial Debut Won’t Be Released In Theaters Due To Brutal Reviews

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.