Ryan Gosling's "Lost River" Directing Debut Didn't Go Over Well at Cannes

Posted Thursday May 22, 2014 4:33 PM GMT

Even the most dashing men can't please everyone. Ryan Gosling celebrated his directing debut at the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival this week, but critics weren't impressed.

After the premiere of Gosling's "Lost River" on Tuesday (May 20), the audience reportedly booed the film instead of applauding, per Entertainment Weekly.

In addition, several film critics took to social media to bash the film, which is based in Detroit, and said that Ryan appeared to be imitating director David Lynch - who is best known for his work on films including "Mulholland Drive" and "Blue Velvet."

"If a $200 haircut and $900 shades were given lots of money to defecate on Detroit, the result would be Ryan Gosling's directing debut," Grantland writer Wesley Morris tweeted.

Ryan just can't seem to catch a break at Cannes. In 2013, his film "Only God Forgives" was also booed. "Anyone who loved Only God Forgives should love Ryan Gosling's LOST RIVER. Swap Bangkok for swampy America and it's basically the same film," Time Out editor Dave Calhoun tweeted.

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