Oh, Ryan Gosling, why do you make it so hard to love you? I would like nothing more than to support your directorial debut. I want to be a fan. I was willing to ignore the abysmal reviews out of Cannes, and the fact that Warner Brothers is opting for a very limited day-to-date video on demand release. Because I really do like your work. And your face. And the use of your face to propagate feminist ideals. And this movie, Lost River, has things I like: Christina Hendricks, Matt Smith, things being on fire… But then this trailer was released and I just can’t pretend anymore. I can’t pretend this is anything more than a beautifully shot meandering turd.
Of course, the biggest issue with this trailer is obvious: not enough of Matt Smith commanding you to look at his muscles.