Which is why Gosling is on the posters, so that the audience can latch onto him, not the plot.
But is he a big enough draw? I think he did well in the movie, I’ve never thought he was very charismatic but I know plenty of people who like him and his performance is very good.
How many tickets does he sell though?
I do understand that filmmakers didn’t want to spoil the film, but there has to be something for people to connect with? Something for them to care about?