Ryan Reynolds Film 'The Captive' Booed At Cannes; Blake Lively Comforts Husband Post-Screening
Ryan Reynolds’ latest vehicle, The Captive, was met with boos during its screening at the Cannes Film Festival, which may have led him to skip the after party in favor of some time alone with his wife, actress Blake Lively.
Ryan Reynolds Skips 'The Captive' After Party
Instead of joining the after party with the rest of the cast, which includes Rosario Dawson, Scott Speedman, Mireille Enos and Kevin Durand, Reynolds hit up the Hotel Martinez terrace restaurant with Lively for a “low-key late-night snack,” a source told Us Weekly.
"Ryan definitely seemed a little on edge,” the source added. “Wouldn't be surprised if he skipped out on his party because the film is getting terrible reviews."
The insider also revealed that Lively, who will make her own return to the big screen in next year’s The Age of Adaline, seemed to be making a concerted effort to put Reynolds in a better mood.
"[It] looked like Blake was trying to cheer him up a few times,” the insider told Us. “She rubbed his arm like she was consoling him and kept whispering in his ear. At one point, Ryan smiled … and leaned into her for a kiss on the lips."
'The Captive's Poor Recption At Cannes
Among the more scathing reviews that came out after The Captive’s Cannes screening was from The Hollywood Reporter’s David Rooney. “The director [Atom Egoyan] renders an already bogus story more preposterous by lathering it in portentous solemnity,” Rooney wrote. “Misguided loyalty to competition alumni is the only explanation for this film's presence in the Cannes lineup.”