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First trailer for WELCOME TO THE RILEYS

GATW Guest Writer

by: GATW Guest Writer
July 9th, 2010

I think I stand in the minority (a growing minority, but a minority still), when I say that I actually think Kristen Stewart is a good actress. Having said that, the roles she's been given lately haven't give her much of a chance to work outside of her normal constraints. We got a glimpse of her talent in Greg Mottola's ADVENTURELAND, and even a little in the newest installment of the TWILIGHT saga, but here, in the premiere trailer for her Sundance film, WELCOME TO THE RILEYS, we see much more.

Check out the trailer after the jump!

Immediately, I was worried they were going to try telling me that James Gandolfini has a ridiculous affair with stripper Stewart, but (thankfully) that is not the case. Gandolfini plays Doug Riley, who has just lost his daughter to a car crash. The devastation is beginning to affect his marriage when he leaves for New Orleans for a work conference. While there, he meets a young girl named Mallory (Stewart). The two bond and Riley begins to see her as a daughter.

I'm not sure. While I can't remember any movies about a grief-wracked man taking a young stripper under his wing and fathering her, it feels like I have. This isn't to say that it doesn't look good, but I am feeling major hesitation. The majority of director Jake Scott's experience has been with music videos (great bands, too - U2, The Cranberries, R.E.M, Smashing Pumpkins). This will mark his second feature film, including a period piece called PLUNKETT & MACLEANE.

What say you, readers? See this one? Skip it?

Source Yahoo! Movies

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  • Melissa

    She was in two other movies this year too. The Yellow Handkerchief and The Runaways. How many down on her luck hooker movies do we really need? It feels like you have seen it before because you have. Some man is always trying to save a woman and she is usually a prostitute of some kind. Same old, same old.

  • Rileylaie79

    Bella Swan offering Tony Soprano a lap dance in pasties and a g-string? I'm there!

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