The Canyons

It's not the hills.


The Canyons
The final film in Nouveau's mini erotic film festival, this comes from two top minds but somehow failed to hit the right buttons. A manipulative and scheming young movie producer makes films to keep his trust fund intact, while his actress girlfriend and bored plaything hides a passionate affair with an actor from her past. When the producer becomes aware of her infidelity, he puts them through a violent, sexually-charged tour of the dark side of human nature. Note: the film features a lot of sexual material.

97 minutes.
No persons under 18 (Language, Sex, Nudity).
Drama, Sex, Thriller.

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Credits

Cast
Lindsay Lohan, James Deen, Nolan Gerard Funk, Amanda Brooks, Tenille Houston, Gus Van Sant, Jarod Einsohn
Director
Paul Schrader
ScreenplayBret Easton Ellis
MusicBrendan Canning
CinematographyJohn DeFazio
EditingTim Silano
Sound formats
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2013
Produced byPrettybird, Post Empire Films, Sodium Fox, Filmworks/FX, Canyons

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageStrong impact, frequent
NudityStrong impact, frequent, sexual context
SexStrongly implied, frequent
ViolenceStrong impact, infrequent, implied, realistic
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
Comments
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CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
18 +
Positive messages
0
Positive role models
0
Violence
3
Sex
5
Language
4
Consumerism
1
Drinking, drugs, smoking
4

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Times
Todd McCarthy quote iconScum-bucket airheads
2
ReelViews
James Berardinelli quote iconDespite a generous helping of sex and other depravity, Schrader proves unable to hold our attention. The culprits are numerous but dissecting the problem doesn't change the result. The Canyons is a sleazy soap opera that fails primarily because it gives us no one to care about and no reason why we should be interested that we don't care.
10
Rolling Stone
Peter Travers quote iconWhat we have here is dead on arrival.
5
Metacritic.com
30 critics
7
Rottentomatoes critics
85 critics
8
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconOppressively misanthropic and ineptly made, The Canyons serves as a sour footnote in Paul Schrader's career -- but it does feature some decent late-period work from Lindsay Lohan.
5
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
8
CommonSenseMedia
Staff evaluation quote iconBleak film has unlikable characters, much sex, little point.
2

What the People say

Internet
6229 Netizens quote iconCould I have my two hours back, please?
8

Average .. 31%

6

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