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Welcome to the Rileys

Welcome to the Rileys

Jake Scott (2009)

15 Certificate


Our Score
The crushing effect of grief is the main theme of this well-acted drama from director Jake Scott (son of Ridley). James Gandolfini and Melissa Leo play an Indianapolis husband and wife struggling to come to terms with the loss of their teenage daughter - he broods and has an affair, she is agoraphobic and brittle. But when Gandolfini decides to stay in New Orleans after a business trip and befriends a volatile, foul-mouthed stripper (Kristen Stewart, in a role that's a million miles from Twilight's Bella Swan), it's the catalyst for change in the lives of these emotionally bereft people. Scott's overly sedate second feature (after the bombastic Plunkett and Macleane) will win no prizes for originality, but it benefits greatly from the subtle performances of the two leads, particularly Leo (an Oscar winner in 2011 for The Fighter), who is by turns irritating, sweet, funny and insightful in a part that could easily have turned into caricature.


A man haunted by the death of his daughter is drifting apart from his reclusive wife. While on a business trip, a chance encounter with a teenage stripper awakens his paternal nature, and he resolves to save her from her dangerous lifestyle. Back home, his wife tries to muster the confidence to rejoin the outside world. Drama, starring James Gandolfini, Kristen Stewart and Melissa Leo.

Cast & Crew

Doug Riley James Gandolfini
Lois Riley Melissa Leo
Mallory Kristen Stewart
Jerry Joe Chrest
Harriet Ally Sheedy
Tara Tiffany Coty
Vivian Eisa Davis
Hamilton "Ham" Watkins Lance E Nichols
Brenda Peggy Walton-Walker
Sharon Sharon Landry
Director Jake Scott
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: High Fliers / Blue Dolphin Guidance: Contains swearing, drug abuse and brief nudity. Available on: Available on DVD Released on: 18 Nov 2011


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