Motorcycle stunts and crashes, bank robberies, and dramatic action all mixed into an epic film adventure. MotoUSA was fortunate enough to recently receive an invite to an early screening of soon-to-be in theatres feature film, The Place Beyond the Pines.
Academy Award nominee Ryan Gosling stars as Luke, a traveling carnival motorcycle stunt rider whose life is changed after attempting to reconnect with an old lover, Romina (Eva Mendes) while passing through Schenectady, New York. After learning he is the father of Romina’s child, Luke gives up his life on the road to try and provide for his family.
A job as an auto mechanic isn’t enough to make a decent living, so Luke uses his motorcycle riding skills to successfully rob banks. But the cash eventually turns the wild man greedy as he attempts to rob two banks in one day. The police, including rookie officer Avery Cross (Bradley Cooper) give chase to the bandit, and a crazy stunt-filled ride ensues.
Fast forward about a decade and the sons of Luke and cross are attending high school together, not knowing anything about their fathers’ pasts. Twists and turns uncover the truths and bring out violent events between the two…but we’re not going to spoil it anymore for those who plan on seeing the film.