Welcome to the Rileys

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  • R
  • 2010
  • 1 hr 51 min
  • 6.9  (25,096)
  • 50

Welcome to the Rileys is a heart-wrenching drama from 2010, starring James Gandolfini, Kristen Stewart, and Melissa Leo. A marriage that is plagued with sorrow and guilt after the loss of their daughter sets the backdrop for this film. Doug (played by James Gandolfini) is a middle-aged man, who after his daughter's death, withdraws from his wife Lois (Melissa Leo) and becomes distant, seeking solace at work instead. Lois, on the other hand, is plagued with guilt and suffers from depression. She spends most of her time alone in their home, living in a mess of sadness.

The beginning of the movie sets the scene in New Orleans, where Doug now works after having moved away from home. During his travels, Doug meets a young stripper named Mallory (Kristen Stewart), who he forms a bond with. But this bond is not what one would initially think, as Doug becomes more of a father figure and a protector to Mallory than a romantic interest.

Doug realizes that Mallory has her own set of problems, which stem from a troubled childhood. He decides to take matters into his own hands, and formulates a plan to bring Mallory back to his and Lois's home in Indianapolis.

Once at their house, Mallory and Lois have a rocky start, with tension between them that arises from Lois's displeasure with Doug's newfound relationship. But as the movie progresses, we see the transformation of both Mallory and Lois, into maternal figures that they never thought they could be.

Welcome to the Rileys is a story of self-discovery and the power of human connection. The transformative journey of the three main characters, Doug, Lois and Mallory, is quite remarkable to witness. It shows how even when all hope is seemingly lost, there are still avenues for companionship and family- as unconventional as they sometimes may be.

Kristen Stewart's portrayal of Mallory is raw and gritty, and it is apparent that she has taken the time and effort to get under the skin of her character. James Gandolfini's Doug is portrayed to perfection, with all the nuances that make him a victim of his personal tragedy. Finally, Melissa Leo steals the show in her portrayal of the depressed and grief-stricken Lois, who transforms into a figure of maternal love and protection as the movie progresses.

The film's cinematography and direction are excellent, with the constant struggle against personal demons and the search for redemption, beautifully captured through the camera lens. The pacing of the movie is also well-thought-out, with no scenes that feel out of place or dragged out, all contributing to the overall quality of the film.

In conclusion, Welcome to the Rileys is an intensely emotional film that evokes all the right feelings for viewers looking for a movie that delves deep into human emotions. With amazing performances from the cast, excellent direction, and cinematography that will leave one spellbound, this movie has something that will appeal to everyone who loves a good drama.

Welcome to the Rileys is a 2010 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 51 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.9 and a MetaScore of 50.

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    6.9  (25,096)
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