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The Lookout


After surviving a horrible car crash (that he caused), Chris Pratt (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is rehabilitating back into society… but his brain injury makes him an easy target for a gang of criminals. Scott Frank’s directing debut is a taut thriller about the preparations for and subsequent execution of a bank robbery in a small town, but above all it is a touching, well-written portrayal of a young man whose life was shattered. Trying to put it back together is a steep climb uphill; when the robbery goes down, the director uses Chris’s condition in effective ways to elevate tension. Excellent performances, especially by Gordon-Levitt and Jeff Daniels.

2007-U.S. 102 min. Color. Widescreen. Produced byĀ Gary Barber, Roger Birnbaum, Laurence Mark, Walter F. Parkes. Written and directed byĀ Scott Frank. Music: James Newton Howard. Cast: Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Chris Pratt), Jeff Daniels (Lewis), Matthew Goode (Gary Spargo), Isla Fisher, Carla Gugino, Bruce McGill.

Trivia: Sam Mendes and David Fincher were allegedly considered for directing duties.

Last word: “Iā€™m thinking this guy thereā€™s no way but I liked the way he looked. Heā€™s a good looking guy and he had great energy and there was danger and sexuality and all the things I was looking for. Then he turned it on. This accent that was flawless. It didnā€™t get in the way of his acting the way those kinds of things frequently do and he was amazing. He was just amazing. I sort of had a different idea in my head about the character and I kept bringing him back because I needed to slowlyā€¦I couldnā€™t stop thinking about what he was doing and really liked his performance and not once during the shoot did I ever, ever have to police that accent.” (Frank on Goode, Collider)



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