'The Place Beyond the Pines' -- 3 1/2 stars

<b>R; 2:20 running time</b><br><br>Describe some of co-writer and director Cianfrance's narrative details, and "The Place Beyond the Pines," like its title, sounds a tad grandiose. Gosling plays Luke, a motorcycle stunt performer traveling with a two-bit carnival. Coming through Schenectady, N.Y., on his annual tour, he learns he has fathered a son with a local waitress (Eva Mendes), now living with a man (Mahershala Ali) who doesn't like Luke sniffling around. -- Michael Phillips<br><br><a href=http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/movies/sc-mov-0402-place-beyond-pines-20130404,0,1489951.column>Read the full "The Place Beyond the Pines" movie review</a>

( April 2, 2013 )

R; 2:20 running time

Describe some of co-writer and director Cianfrance's narrative details, and "The Place Beyond the Pines," like its title, sounds a tad grandiose. Gosling plays Luke, a motorcycle stunt performer traveling with a two-bit carnival. Coming through Schenectady, N.Y., on his annual tour, he learns he has fathered a son with a local waitress (Eva Mendes), now living with a man (Mahershala Ali) who doesn't like Luke sniffling around. -- Michael Phillips

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