DVD: Welcome to the Rileys (15)
Friday 24 February 2012
Before the Twilight series engulfed her, Kristen Stewart was shaping up to be an interesting actress and she's convincing here as Mallory, a 16-year-old New Orleans prostitute in Jake Scott's low-key drama.
Doug (James Gandolfini) and Lois (Melissa Leo) are consumed with grief over the death of their 15-year-old daughter. Doug seeks refuge in a mistress, before, that is, she dies of a heart attack; Lois is agoraphobic and pops numerous pills. While attending a conference in New Orleans, Doug encounters damaged Mallory and tries to "save her". Welcome to the Rileys has the feel of a superior TV movie and the three central performances are strong.
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