Kristen Stewart delivers a excellent performance in this conventional film whith clichés. But a good surprise especially the ending. Jake, son of Ridley & nephew of the late Tony Scott has a way of his own. == Kristen STEWART est parfaite. Si le film est convenu et n'évite pas les clichés, il reste quand même une très bonne surprise. Jake, fils de Ridley Scott et neveu du défunt Tony Scott a trouvé son propre chemin.
Comme beaucoup de films primés à Sundance, celui-ci est tout à fait sympathique sans être aucunement novateur. Sur des sujets assez délicats (perte d'un enfant, prostitution d'une mineure), le réalisateur reste finalement très classique et pudique. Tout en s'écartant des conventions hollywoodiennes, il n'évite pas certaines facilités et invraisemblances. Heureusement, Kristen Stewart livre une performance émouvante.
So critics didn't like this movie a lot but what do they expect? This is an unpretentious, very humane little film about three troubled people who have to manage loss and disorientation. It doesn't offer a solution, it only shows rounded characters coping with life. That's what film is there for if you ask me. So if you wanna watch an honest film which three exquisite leads and no Hollywood ending, this is for you.
The plot was intriguing at first but quite underwhelming later. Acting was terrible with the only exception of James Gandolfini. I really dont understand why so many people here write that Kristen Stewart did a great job, she was clearly overburdoned by the role.
It's probably Kristen Stewart's best movie since she starred in "Speak". It's even more special because James Gandolfini (RIP) was apparently also in it. Although Kristen was pretty much acting with her real self yet again, but her character works! She was great to watch with James, as their characters built a love that is awkward, painful, and compelling. It's beautiful.
Just as I expected it would be, it was very, very good but I thought there was going to be a more touching breakdown scene pertaining to their daughter. I suppose since it had been 8 years... I can manage to excuse it. Stewart is her typical twitchy self, but this time its more applicable to her character. Great movie.
"Welcome to the Rileys" is an emotionally raw film highlighting a couple that have lost their daughter and fall into 'parenting' again when they come upon a traumatized prostitute and help turn her life around. Great performances from James Gandolfini and Melissa Leo, and probably Kristen Stewart's best performance to date. The film says a lot in a little time, and isn't overtly offensive for an R-rating.