just saw this movie. must find time to read the script. It was “Shane” on wheels and made me think that most action movies set in LA are really just westerns with cars, substituting the anonymous streets for desert landscapes and cloudless vistas with aerial footage of Soutland nights. But on the other hand, Ryan Gosling’s performance was striking and interesting and mysterious. and also relatable. His character resonated for me as I feel that I navigate Los Angeles in the same way: monosylabic, dead eyed. this place is transforming me into a sociopath—i can’t connect with anyone here and i’m losing the ability to do so. It didn’t help that the film takes place in my neighborhood.
Also, Ryan Gosling cries almost as prettily as Demi Moore. Poor Carrie Mulligan is becoming a 2nd tier Michelle Williams while Scott Speedman has potential to become a 2nd tier Ryan Gosling.