I don't really know how to review this movie without giving many plot points away, maybe I'll just give out some details of the 1st act, but leave the rest alone. Ryan Gosling plays Luke, a good-looking motorcycle stunt rider, but without much else going for him. He has a quick fling with Eva Mendes' character, Romina, who gets knocked up, but doesn't tell Luke because Luke just treated their hook-up as pretty much a one-night-stand. A year later, Luke is about to leave town, but finds out about his son, and decides to stay in town and provide for his son, but he lacks the skills to earn a legit living, so he turns to bank robberies. Suffice it to say, it's a brief career for Luke, and he encounters rookie cop Avery (Bradley Cooper) after being chased from a bank robbery. The rest of the film takes some eyebrow-raising turns. Ultimately, I didn't like the broad strokes that played out in the last half of the film, and the characterizations felt a little lacking to get to the conclusion, so that downgraded the film for me somewhat. I give it 2.75 stars, or a grade of B-.