Tuesday, January 8, 2008

The Lookout (2007)

I just finished watching The Lookout, written and directed by Scott Frank. I remember seeing a trailer or two for this movie, and thought it looked interesting. It was also Frank's directorial debut, and I've been a fan of his writing for a while (Get Shorty, Out of Sight, Karen Sisco, Minority Report, etc).

The story follows Chris Pratt, a talented high school hockey player, who survives a tragic accident that left him with a mental disability (and lots of guilt) that he must deal with. We meet him as he lives a simple life with his blind friend Lewis, but Chris soon gets involved in the planning of a bank robbery. As with most crime films, there are twists and turns.

It's a bit slower that most "thrillers" or "crime dramas" out there, but it's an interesting character study.

Recommended.

1 comment:

Cormac Brown said...

I thought it was one of the better films of 2007 and it is a shame that the WGA and The Academy didn't see fit to give Scott Frank at least a screenwriting nomination.