The Place Beyond the Pines (2012)



Filed under : drama, review, thriller

Since I was in the mood for a drama and thriller type film, I decided to check this one out. Going into it, I had no idea what this movie was about — I based my decision mostly on the poster cover as well as the cast. And, let me just say — I made a good decision.

From the very opening, I knew this was going to interest me. Let’s just say, this is not your typical type of movie. It has a very unique storyline with interesting characters. Though, it’s not for everyone — it’s a very dark movie similar to this one.

This is a film with a timeline. Certain events that happen in the past affect the future and the development of characters portrayed. It’s one of those movies where the characters seem to lead separate lives but in the end something comes back to tie them all together over a period of time. And, that is one thing I enjoyed about it.

(Note: For those who saw the movie, you’ll know what I’m talking about.)

Throughout the film, there are a series of events with twists and turns. Sometimes I felt like I was on the edge of my seat not knowing what to expect. These were the thriller type moments. I especially enjoyed the major twist at the end — something that I expected to happen did not. And, that surprised me.

To be honest, it’s really hard to describe this movie. Let’s just say, it’s one of those dark and eerie films filled with drama with some thrills. There were themes of revenge, forgiveness, love and loneliness rolled into the movie. And, this made it all the while more intriguing and entertaining.

(Note: I don’t want to spoil it for those who did not see it but I will say it’s definitely similar in nature to this one.)

All in all, I really enjoyed the film. It’s hard to explain what the movie is about without ruining it for you. But, let’s just say — it’s just not your typical type of movie which is one of the reasons that drew me to it.

If you’re in the mood for a drama and thriller type of film, you may just want to check this one out.

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