Welcome to the Rileys

November 10th, 2010


Welcome to the Rileys

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On a business trip to New Orleans, a damaged man seeks salvation by caring for a wayward young woman.

Release Year: 2010

Rating: 7.0/10 (8,472 voted)

Critic's Score: 50/100

Director: Jake Scott

Stars: James Gandolfini, Kristen Stewart, Melissa Leo

Something's wrong at the Rileys. Married nearly 30 years, Doug and Lois rarely talk. She doesn't leave their Indianapolis home, and she's ordered a gravestone with their names and birth years on it. He has a long-time Thursday night mistress whom he invites to go with him to a plumbing supply conference in New Orleans. Once there, Doug calls Lois to say he's staying for a while. What's he leaving behind and what's he looking for in New Orleans? And Lois, can she break out?

James Gandolfini - Douglas Lloyd 'Doug' Riley
Kristen Stewart - Allison alias Mallory
Melissa Leo - Lois Riley
Joe Chrest - Jerry
Ally Sheedy - Harriet
Tiffany Coty - Tara
Eisa Davis - Vivian
Lance E. Nichols - Hamilton 'Ham' Watkins
Peggy Walton-Walker - Brenda (as Peggy Walton Walker)
Sharon Landry - Sharon
Kathy Lamkin - Charlene
Kerry Cahill - Waitress
Ken Hixon - Danny
Elliott Grey - Randy
David Jensen - Ed


Official Website: Official site [France] | Official site [United States] |

Release Date: 10 November 2010

Filming Locations: Jefferson, Louisiana, USA

Opening Weekend: $42,145 (USA) (31 October 2010) (10 Screens)

Gross: $152,857 (USA) (5 December 2010)

Technical Specs

Runtime: USA:

Did You Know?

Kristen Stewart liked how director Jake Scott didn't exploit her character's profession. She was proud that he looked at the emotional side of the character and not just the fact that she was a stripper.

Continuity: When Allison is in the car counting her money she burns her fingers on the butt of her cigarette. In the following scene she is seen with a barely smoked cigarette.

Tara: You leaving?
Douglas Lloyd 'Doug' Riley: Yeah. You, uh, you seen Mallory?
Tara: No, I ain't seen her.
Douglas Lloyd 'Doug' Riley: She got arrested last night.
Tara: Yeah, I know. I was there. We got raided. They shut us down.
Douglas Lloyd 'Doug' Riley: I bailed her out, but she ran off.
Tara: I haven't seen her. I don't know where she went.
Douglas Lloyd 'Doug' Riley: Give this to her for me?
[hands Tara money]
Tara: Alright.

User Review

A Fantastic Family Drama...

Rating: 8/10

Welcome to the Riley's was a very interesting little American indy film.

Directed by Jake Scott (son of Ridley Scott), Welcome to the Riley's follows the story of Doug (played by James Gandolfini) and his attempt to heal his broken heart after the death of his teenage daughter.

Aspects of it's story were quite unique and original which is hard to find in a film these days. It is a very character driven story, and as they evolve and develop throughout the film, different events and obstacles arise to challenge these characters which brings an often dark, humorous but most of all engaging premise to the film.

The acting is fantastic. James Gandolfini (Tony Soprano from the 'Soprano's') as Doug is brilliant and really captures this troubled character as he seeks to mend his broken and shattered heart.

Kirstin Stewart breaks away from her Twilight role well. I was very impressed with her performance as the "wrong-side-of-the-tracks" girl who has lost her way in life. Mellisa Leo was good as Doug's wife, Lois, as well.

Overall a fantastic family drama film, with a great story and great characters.



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