L.A.: ‘Place Beyond the Pines’ Star Eva Mendes Pays Parking Meter & Goes Down Curb!

Eva Mendes seen near a hair salon in West Hollywood

Eva Mendes, one of the sexiest women in Hollywood, was spotted running errands with her dog Hugo in West Hollywood. Her next film hitting theaters is the anxiously awaited “The Place Beyond the Pines,” which is directed by Derek Cianfrance (remember ‘Blue Valentine’?) and stars big-doggs like Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper and Ray Liotta.

Simply judging by the photos I’ve seen, as well as the trailer, the film is definitely a must-see this month when it hits theaters on March 29. If you’re torn between “Spring Breakers” and this, I’d say swing for “Pines” if you want more bang for your buck, especially in terms of quality story & acting (no offense to Selena, Vanessa & Ashley).

Here’s some plot action:

The daring new movie from the director of Blue Valentine, The Place Beyond the Pines is a sweeping emotional drama powerfully exploring the unbreakable bond between fathers and sons.

Luke (Academy Award® nominee Ryan Gosling) is a high-wire motorcycle stunt performer who travels with the carnival from town to town. While passing through Schenectady in upstate New York, he tries to reconnect with a former lover, Romina (Eva Mendes), only to learn that she has given birth to their son Jason in his absence. Luke decides to give up life on the road to try and provide for his newfound family by taking a job as a car mechanic. Noticing Luke’s ambition and talents, his employer Robin (Ben Mendelsohn) proposes to partner with Luke in a string of spectacular bank robberies – which will place Luke on the radar of ambitious rookie cop Avery Cross (Academy Award® nominee Bradley Cooper).

Avery, who has to navigate a local police department ruled by the menacing and corrupt detective Deluca (Ray Liotta), is also struggling to balance his professional life with his family life, which includes his wife Jennifer (Rose Byrne) and their infant son AJ. The consequences of Avery’s confrontation with Luke will reverberate into the next generation. It is then that the two sons, Jason (Dane DeHaan) and AJ (Emory Cohen), must face their fateful, shared legacy. (Source: Focus Features)

Here’s some photos linked to the film—that’s Ryan Gosling’s back in the first pic followed by movie posters & Bradley Cooper…

Ryan Gosling's Back on The Place Beyond the Pines