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Now Playing: Welcome to the Rileys

Posted By on 11.29.10 at 11:12 AM

A conservative Indianapolis businessman (James Gandolfini) heads to New Orleans for a convention and, still grieving over the death of his only daughter eight years earlier, takes a cynical 16-year-old prostitute (Kristen Stewart) under his wing. Meanwhile, his carefully coiffed but badly agoraphobic wife (Melissa Leo) summons the courage to leave their suburban home, get behind the wheel of a car, and come after him. The hero's psychological transference is so blatant that even the characters begin commenting on it after a while, yet this modest three-hander is capably acted and genuinely touching. Jake Scott (son of Ridley, nephew of Tony) directed a script by Ken Hixon (City by the Sea, Inventing the Abbotts). Welcome to the Rileys screens daily at Pipers Alley.

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