Synopsis: Luke (Ryan Gosling) is a travelling fair, stunt motorcycle rider. He discovers he fathered a child the last time he was in town and decides he wants to be a dad to his son. The mother of his baby has moved on with another man who can offer Luke's son everything he can't but he is determined which leads him on a dangerous path.
Stan's thoughts: Running through this film is the idea of the sins of the father passing onto their sons. And it is at once epic in the sense of a Greek tragedy but also small and intimate. It is unexpected and surprising in its direction and I can't say more than that because it would be too much of a plot spoiler. The second act does feel like it is trying to cover too many bases but taken as a whole I think it gets away with it. Great cast and great performances.
- Stan's 70%
- IMDB 78%
- Metascore 68%
- Rotten Tomatoes 80%