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The Lookout, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, is a tale well-told - not in a way that haunts you emotionally like Little Children or fascinates you like Memento, but entertaining without dumbing down to its audience. I recommend it.
See Mysterious Skin for more examples.
The biggest head-scratcher is how he can't see that these guys are trouble from the start, but I guess I can chalk that up to the big head-scratcher he got from the collision.
I agree that it is a genre movie, but it just felt so much more nuanced before it reverted to formula. Even his staying with the guys didn't feel too forced, since Isla Fisher was the tangible reason to do something he felt was wrong. She was the siren and he crashed into the rocks.
My criticisms aside, it is good movie and I highly recommend it.
Also saw "Grindhouse" today. Liked the Tarantino more than the Rodriguez. But both would have benefited from some cutting.
Oh, and I saw "The Reaping." Don't ask. Don't even ask.
If you haven't seen that movie, and are up for something different, Brick is a heck of a neat movie. Raymond Chandler language in a teen revenge flick. Very interesting.
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