IMDb Rating: 7.4/10 (144640 votes)
Country: USA, 112 minutes
Spoken Languages: English
Genre(s): Drama, Romance
Director(s): Derek Cianfrance
Cast: Ryan Gosling (as Dean), Michelle Williams (as Cindy), John Doman (as Jerry), Mike Vogel (as Bobby), Maryann Plunkett (as Glenda)
Plot Outline: Dean Pereira and Cindy Heller Pereira are a young, working class married couple - Dean currently working as a painter, and Cindy working as a nurse in a medical clinic - with a young daughter named Frankie. Despite their relatively tender ages, they are both ravaged by the life they've eked out together and by the experiences they've had leading into their marriage. Dean, a high school drop out, comes from a broken home, where he never really had a mother figure. He never saw himself getting married or having a family despite falling in love at first sight with Cindy. He doesn't have any professional ambition beyond his current work - which he enjoys since he feels he can knock off a beer at 8 o'clock in the morning without it affecting his work - although Cindy believes he has so much more potential in life. Cindy also comes from a dysfunctional family, with her own mother and father not setting an example of a harmonious married or family life. One of her previous serious ...
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