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The Canyons (2013)

The Canyons

Overview


Genre

Thriller, Drama

Release Date

August 02, 2013 (Limited)

MPAA Rating

R

Duration

99 min.

Studio

IFC Films

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Not quite bad, but it's not recommended either.    Readers  5 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

Paul Schrader

Producer

Braxton Pope

Screenwriter

Bret Easton Ellis

Starring

  • Lindsay Lohan as Tara
  • James Deen as Christian
  • Nolan Gerard Funk
  • Amanda Brooks
  • Lauren Schacher
  • Tenille Houston
  • Jim Boeven

Story


Notorious writer Bret Easton Ellis (American Psycho) and acclaimed director Paul Schrader (writer of Taxi Driver and director of American Gigolo) join forces for this explicitly erotic thriller about youth, glamour, sex and surveillance. Manipulative and scheming young movie producer Christian (adult film star James Deen) makes films to keep his trust fund intact, while his actress girlfriend and bored plaything, Tara (Lindsay Lohan), hides a passionate affair with an actor from her past. When Christian becomes aware of Tara's infidelity, the young Angelenos are thrust into a violent, sexually-charged tour through the dark side of human nature.

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Lindsay Lohan stars as Tara and James Deen stars as Christian in IFC Films' The Canyons (2013)
Lindsay Lohan stars as Tara in IFC Films' The Canyons (2013)

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PREMIERE PHOTO

James Deen
70th Venice Film Festival - The Canyons - Photocall
Aug 30, 2013
James Deen
70th Venice Film Festival - The Canyons - Photocall
Aug 30, 2013

REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“.."The Canyons" has no discernible identity, resulting in the rare case where the story of the production outdoes the final product: As an indictment of the modern filmmaking practice, it's only effective because it fails..”
by Eric Kohn [indieWIRE]
“..if Hollywood were as dreary as it's pictured here, no one would come..”
by Todd McCarthy [Hollywood Reporter]