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Welcome to the Rileys - d. Jake Scott, K Stewart as Prostitute, Gandolfini, Leo

This is debuting at Sundance, and there was a story on this movie (well mainly Stewart deciding to do risque roles instead of just clean roles like in Twilight) in USA Today
By Anthony Breznican, USA TODAY
Kristen Stewart's two new Sundance films are not for kids.
Come to think of it, maybe they're not for parents, either.

These twin tales of young girls led astray by abuse, sex and drugs are enough to make devoted moms or dads run home to hug their daughters — and maybe pre-emptively ground them for life.

Stewart's Sundance performances are a nervy step forward for the 19-year-old actress, reminding moviegoers that her talents expand beyond the vampire/werewolf love triangles in Twilight and New Moon that made her a movie star.

In Welcome to the Rileys, Stewart is a 16-year-old stripper/prostitute who lives alone in an abandoned house and seems bent on self-destruction. Two grieving parents (James Gandolfini and Melissa Leo) decide to save her, driven by the memory of a daughter they couldn't save.


The Runaways is a more fun-loving story set in the 1970s music scene, but it's no less harrowing.

Stewart plays future rock goddess Joan Jett, and Dakota Fanning is singer Cherie Currie, founding members of the all-girl punk band of the title, who rise spectacularly and collapse the same way, lucky to escape with their lives from drug-fueled excesses and an abusive manager eager to cash in on their nascent sex appeal and vulnerability.

At an after-screening Q&A for Rileys, Stewart said she was drawn to these exploited girls because they are so different from herself. "I've not had problems. I've never experienced anything that bad. Nobody has ever taken anything from me. I've always had all the choices and options or whatever."

One thing she did share: the character's defensiveness. "I knew exactly what it felt like to be sort of protecting something," she said.

Visibly shaking with stage fright, Stewart tended not to say much in front of the crowds. But after the Runaways screening, she said Jett and Currie's struggles were more than just shocking and scandalous — they cleared a path for her generation.

"We've grown up being told that, as girls, we can do whatever we want," Stewart said. "And that just wasn't the case for them."
and apparently Jake Scott is Riddley's son
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Re: Welcome to the Rileys - d. Jake Scott, K Stewart as Prostitute, Gandolfini, Leo

Didn't he direct a bunch of music videos too?
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Re: Welcome to the Rileys - d. Jake Scott, K Stewart as Prostitute, Gandolfini, Leo

according to imdb yes. The big video he directed was REM's Everybody Hurts
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Re: Welcome to the Rileys - d. Jake Scott, K Stewart as Prostitute, Gandolfini, Leo

Kristen Stewart as a prostitute was important enough to put in the title? Well, it got my attention.
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Re: Welcome to the Rileys - d. Jake Scott, K Stewart as Prostitute, Gandolfini, Leo

Originally Posted by PopcornTreeCt
Kristen Stewart as a prostitute was important enough to put in the title? Well, it got my attention.
, well knowing that many don't like her, thought that would get people's attention. And i do not know if this is the stripper/prostitute who keeps her clothes on the entire time or not.
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Re: Welcome to the Rileys - d. Jake Scott, K Stewart as Prostitute, Gandolfini, Leo

Didn't Stewart play a slut in Into The Wild already?
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Re: Welcome to the Rileys - d. Jake Scott, K Stewart as Prostitute, Gandolfini, Leo

Originally Posted by hardercore
Didn't Stewart play a slut in Into The Wild already?
never saw it, but she kind of was one in Adventureland (banging Ryan Reynolds in his parents basement counts right )
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Re: Welcome to the Rileys - d. Jake Scott, K Stewart as Prostitute, Gandolfini, Leo

first trailer
http://www.imdb.com/video/imdb/vi2107311641/
Rated R for Strong sexual content, brief drug use and perverse language involving a teenager
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Re: Welcome to the Rileys - d. Jake Scott, K Stewart as Prostitute, Gandolfini, Leo

Interesting trailer. James Gandolfini looks really good in it.
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Re: Welcome to the Rileys - d. Jake Scott, K Stewart as Prostitute, Gandolfini, Leo

Might be alright... hard to tell from the trailer. Kristen Stewart really isn't much of an actress though. She's so wooden.
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Re: Welcome to the Rileys - d. Jake Scott, K Stewart as Prostitute, Gandolfini, Leo

Has anyone seen this yet? The local arthouse theater in Bmore is playing this. I know Ebert gave it a 3.5 out of 4 stars, if that means anything
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Re: Welcome to the Rileys - d. Jake Scott, K Stewart as Prostitute, Gandolfini, Leo

I would've loved to see this, but it was only at the local cinema for a few weeks. Now I've gotta wait for the DVD to come out.

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