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

12.30.14 4 years ago 4 Comments
"Lost River" Photocall - The 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival

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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.

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