While calculating young movie producer Christian (Deen) makes films to keep his trust fund intact, his actress girlfriend, Tara (Lohan), hides an affair with an actor from her past. But Christian becomes aware of her infidelity, which leads the young Angelenos into a violent, sexually-charged tour through the dark side of human nature.
Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
A dispiriting, unpleasurable work punctuated with flashes of vitalizing vulgarity.Manohla Dargis, New York Times, 08.01.2013
If the subtext of this misbegotten parade of lame shock tactics is the death of cinema, then The Canyons certainly knows how to nail the coffin shut.Peter Travers, Rolling Stone, 08.01.2013
An inept, misanthropic melodrama written by novelist Bret Easton Ellis and funded mostly through a Kickstarter campaign.Claudia Puig, USA Today, 08.08.2013
If the creation of self-important tedium were a competitive sport, "The Canyons" would take home the gold.Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times, 08.08.2013