I saw about 40 minutes’ worth of Jake Scott‘s Welcome to the Rileys (Samuel Goldwyn, 10.29 — NY, LA, Boston) at Sundance 2010. It seemed slowish and doleful but at the same time straight and unpretentious. Pudgy James Gandolfini is excellent in his usual unforced way, and Kristen Stewart matches him move for move. I don’t want to get overheated about the portion that I saw, but it seemed like a decent effort.
I’d love to see the rest of it. For whatever reason the Manhattan p.r. agency repping it chose not to invite me to any of their screenings, or to the recent junket. Thanks.