Watch: New, Extended Featurette for Ryan Gosling’s ‘Lost River’

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Iain De Casestecker in Lost River
Photo: Warner Bros.

Usually, when I think of a featurette, I think of something that illuminates some behind the scenes material about the film. For Warner Bros., I guess it means just a little bit longer of a trailer. Such is the case with this latest featurette for Ryan Gosling‘s directorial debut Lost River, which you can watch below.

I saw the film at SXSW and didn’t care for it all that much. It’s not a terrible movie but feels like wasted potential. It is visually stylish, sure, and this featurette definitely demonstrates that. But once you look beyond that, there is not much going on here that’s particularly interesting.

People will still be curious to see how Gosling handles himself behind the camera, because people have a weird obsession with him. And that’s fine. Do what you please. But the movie has much more to offer you than the featurette you can watch below.

Lost River is a dark fairy tale about love, family and the fight for survival in the face of danger. In the virtually abandoned city of Lost River, Billy (Christina Hendricks), a single mother of two, is led into a macabre underworld in her quest to save her childhood home and hold her family together. Her teenage son Bones (Iain De Casestecker) discovers a mystery about the origins of Lost River that triggers his curiosity and sets into motion an unexpected journey that will test his limits and the limits of those he loves.

Directed by Ryan Gosling

Starring: Ryan Gosling, Christina Hendricks, Ben Mendelsohn, Eva Mendes, Saoirse Ronan and Matt Smith

In theaters: April 10, 2015