Movie Review: WELCOME TO THE RILEYS Starring Kristen Stewart
WELCOME TO THE RILEYS which stars Kristen Stewart, James Gandolfini, Melissa Leo and directed by Jake Scott comes out to theaters today. Daemon’s Movies has posted photos and a trailer. Also last January, Sandie wrote a review for the movie when she saw it during the Sundance Film Festival.
Here is an excerpt of that review and a link for more at the bottom:
Welcome to the Rileys follows the story of Doug Riley, a married man, who while taking a business trip in New Orleans, starts an unlikely friendship with an underage stripper, Mallory (Kristen Stewart). He tells his wife, Lois (Melissa Leo) that he won’t come home for a while and she decides to take a trip to New Orleans to reclaim her marriage. Now this might seem like an ok story, but add on top of that the fact Doug and Lois lost their teenage daughter, that Lois hasn’t left the house ever since, and the fact that Mallory reminds Doug of his daughter, and you have Welcome to the Rileys.
I thought the story was very beautiful and had such a great character study and dynamic. It really is about how three strangers can change each other, and even though Doug and Lois are technically married, it is clear that they have been strangers to each other for years. Read more: WELCOME TO THE RILEYS – Sundance Movie Review