The Ryan Reynolds flick The Captive was reportedly booed after its screening at the Cannes Film Festival.
The Green Lantern star has definitely hit a rough patch in Hollywood. Reynolds experienced another box office disappointment last summer with R.I.P.D., a film that found him starring alongside Jeff Bridges and Kevin Bacon. Despite all that star power, the $130 million action film only amassed a wimpy $78 million worldwide.
Unfortunately for Ryan, his cinematic future isn’t looking too good at the moment. According to Us Weekly, director Atom Egoyan’s thriller The Captive — which also stars Rosario Dawson and Scott Speedman — wasn’t very well-received during its screening at Cannes.
In fact, the film’s poor reception reportedly prompted Ryan Reynolds to skip the picture’s after party. Since nobody seemed to like the flick, the actor apparently decided to just call it a night. After all, it’s a little difficult to celebrate after moviegoers boo your hard work.
According to Perez Hilton, Reynolds and wife Blake Lively decided to head to the Hotel Martinez terrace restaurant for a little post-screening grub. Someone who saw the couple at the eatery said the actress was doing her best to brighten Ryan’s spirits.
“[It] looked like Blake was trying to cheer him up a few times… she rubbed his arm like she was consoling him and kept whispering in his ear. At one point, Ryan smiled… and leaned into her for a kiss on the lips,” the anonymous source explained.
So how bad is The Captive? CineVue critic John Bleasdale didn’t have many good things to say about the flick. Although he didn’t think Ryan Reynolds and his co-stars did a horrible job in the film, Bleasdale believes the script ultimately worked against them.
“This is a film where no one calls the police until it’s too late, at which point the cops decide for personal reasons to take their own sweet time picking up. Not exciting enough to be taken as straightforward thriller and not engaging enough for a dramatic character piece, Egoyan’s ‘The Captive’ is held back by its own lame script and a distinct lack of necessity.”
Unfortunately for Ryan Reynolds fans, The Captive doesn’t have a Stateside release date as of this writing. However, folks who plan to vacation in Australia this summer can catch the flick at the Sydney Film Festival on June 10. Are you surprised that Atom Egoyan’s thriller was booed at the Cannes Film Festival?
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