Monday, April 2, 2007

Arts: Reviews: Film: The Lookout


Allen Fraser, Courtesy of Miramax Films
Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Matthew Gooode.

The Lookout. Director Scott Frank. Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jeff Daniels.

Who knew that lil’ Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Third Rock from the Sun) would have a successful movie career ? Starring in the suspense thriller The Lookout, Gordon-Levitt's main character transforms from an all-star hockey player to a bank robber with short term memory loss. Also featuring the great Jeff Daniels, The Lookout refrains from becoming a cliché coming-of-age story and instead fervently examines a country boy who makes one wrong decision that ends up costing the lives of countless human beings. Not without flaws (such as an awkwardly added scene including abused elders...if I could explain I would), The Lookout is worth the ten dollar movie ticket.

Rating: Oh how I wish Jeff Daniels was my uncle.

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