Snoogans - wrote on 04/28/13
'The Place Beyond the Pines' is a powerful drama, whose story encompasses themes of fractured father/son relationships, tough life-making decisions, and forgiveness. The film is so well acted, written and directed that there felt a great sense of realism. I was completely engrossed in this world and these character's lives. There are many stingingly honest moments, some of which reminded me of my own troubles. I found a personal connection through certain scenes that I have never felt while watching a film before. It was quite emotional, to say the least. I left the theater not only having seen a truly great movie, but also with a deeper sense of satisfaction.