James Franco Is A Huge Ryan Gosling Fan

In his review of “The Place Beyond the Pines,” James Franco explains why he wants to “make love” to “the Gosling section” of the film.

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James Franco recently watched The Place Beyond the Pines and loved it.

According to “Burning for Gosling,” Franco’s review published on The Huffington Post on Thursday, the film is “damn long,” the actors are “excellent" and director Derek Cianfrance succeeds in making “the simple and desperate feel as epic as a symphony.”

“I loved the whole film and was engaged every moment of the way,” Franco writes. “But what I want to talk about is the first section, the Gosling section; I want to make love to this section.”

Ryan Gosling, if you’re reading this, you’ve got a fan in one James Franco. Here are some other highlights from the actor/writer/academic/director’s review of “the Gosling section,” aka. the first of three parts in the film.

“The first image we see is Gos's toned six-pack, framed tight so that his head is cut off in order to focus our attention on the full spread of idiosyncratic tattoos and the impressive opening and closing of a butterfly knife, a skill Gosling mastered…”

“we still haven't seen his face but we know it's the Gos: the hair, the head, the strut…”

“pay close attention to all of Gosling's clothes in whatever he does, he is a master at evoking character through dress: The Drive Scorpion jacket; the Blue Valentine two-tone leather, I mean, come on giiiiiiirl…”

“The rest of his section is more of the same beautiful Gosling brooding and motorcycle riding.”

“Look at how he smokes; look at the other t-shirts he wears inside out; look at the holes! Look at how he dances with the little dog; look at the homoerotic relationship with his partner in crime.”

“The rest of the film is great, but the following two sections can't hope to burn with the same intensity of the Gosling section, they're not designed that way.”

The Place Beyond the Pines, starring Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, Eva Mendes and Ray Liotta, is currently playing in select markets. The film opens nationwide Apr. 12.

Have you seen The Place Beyond the Pines? What do you think of James Franco's review?

[All images courtesy of Focus Features]

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