The Canyons 2014

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(14) IMDb 3.9/10
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When the dangerous trust-fund kid Christian finds out that his girlfriend Tara is having an affair with the lead actor of his movie project, he begins a cruel mind game that soon turns violent ? ?The Canyons?, starring Lindsay Lohan and James Deen, is an erotic thriller directed by Paul Schrader (Taxi Driver) and written by Bret Easton Ellis (American Psycho).

Starring:
Lindsay Lohan, James Deen
Runtime:
1 hour 40 minutes

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The Canyons

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Product Details

Genres Drama, Thriller
Director Paul Schrader
Starring Lindsay Lohan, James Deen
Supporting actors Nolan Funk
Studio Koch Media
BBFC rating Suitable for 18 years and over
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Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

3.4 out of 5 stars

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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By PP Prong on 12 May 2014
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
This is a straight to DVD offering that seemed to get a variety of readings on the geiger counter of critical acceptance. It is, indeed, a blend of interesting material, some of it plain tawdry and some of it scintillatingly tawdry in its unrehearsed, thrown together coherence.

The Canyons is a tale about the dependent and the controlled, deceit and betrayal in a post cinematic world of eroded certainties and streaming paranoia.Lohan is very good as the ennui ravaged central female character in the film's web of obsessive digital interplay,and Deen is convincing as its menacing, manipulating force. The stripped down You Tube self-consciousness of the narrative, although sometimes feeling a little contrived, is actually very effective and at times creepily startling. The out-and-about street sets and brash, curtainless interiors are interesting, as is the home-made feel of the thrumming soundtrack which reminded me of stuff John Carpenter used to knock up in the eighties. There's something of a Mulholland Drive feel to the scenes - although this is by no means attempting to be a Lynchian film - and maybe it is a story that partly goes to similar places. Whatever it is trying to be,and wherever it is trying to go, I liked it. And if, as is widely rumoured, it cost less than half a million to make it really is a job well done.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By cartoon on 9 Jun 2014
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Ok this is a very bad film ; yet I absolutely loved it ; its so Brett Easton Ellis , how all characters are obsessed by their mobile phones and how the sex is empty and the houses amazing. I wanted to scream with delight , my partner thought it was utter rubbish . Plus Lindsay is such a train wreck , channelling her inner Elizabeth Taylor / Sharon Stone but with cellulite and attempting to make her post surgery face move . This will be a classic so bad its good film ! Watch and enjoy with a few drinks .
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lomax on 1 Oct 2014
Format: DVD
This is an excellent film. Yes it is slow. Good, makes you feel you have truly entered the world of a disturbing set of characters and observed the consequences of their choices and conversations.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By ems on 30 May 2014
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Don't bother wasting your money. I thought this would be full of suspense, it dragged on and went nowhere. Boring
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Tartan viewer on 23 Feb 2014
Format: DVD
This is wonderful actually, reviewer no. 1. I felt it was a beautiful exploration of the ZEITGEIST. The Greatest Writer and Director of the last 30 years? Whaddaya want?
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Format: DVD
Can Lohan get any worse?? This was a messy film, so so slow and so pointless. James Deen the porn star was awful but Lohan was the worst thing in it

I cant even describe the story or the script
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By OwenDavies2 on 7 Aug 2014
Format: Blu-ray
Not the best movie around Lindsey isn't very great imo James Deen is the best thing about it and when you consider he is a former porn star doesn't say much :/
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