'The Place Beyond the Pines'

In an ambitious, well-acted drama that combines three stories - using Schenectady, N.Y, as the backdrop - director and co-writer Derek Cianfrance reteams with his "Blue Valentine" star Ryan Gosling, who plays a motorcycle stunt rider bent on robbery to support the son he's just learned he has.

That crosses his path with that of a troubled police officer (Bradley Cooper) who has some major decisions to make; the concluding portion involves the sons of the two men. Eva Mendes, Ray Liotta and Harris Yulin also have major roles. DVD extras: audio commentary by Cianfrance; deleted and extended scenes. *** (R: AS, P, V) (Also on Blu-ray and On Demand)

<a href="http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BEIYKM6/ref=nosim/?tag=zap2it07-20"><b>Buy 'The Place Beyond the Pines' on DVD</b></a>.

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