Monday, April 03, 2006

Surfing Through "Brick"

Watched this movie again on opening weekend. Terrific fun. Yes, the femme fatale is a weak link, but not disastrously so. I spotted a lot of fun details that didn't register the first time, like the way our hero (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) always walks everywhere in this LA-set noir, which is of course crazy since no one walks in LA. His rapport with Brain is great, Lukas Haas grew on me as the villain (I wanted someone more menacing the first time I saw the film) and the sparring with the vice principal is worth the price of admission. Am I crazy to want to see a sequel? Yes. *** 1/2 (out of 4)

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