The Lookout (2007)

lookout“My old man used to say to me, probably the only thing we ever really agreed on, was that whoever has the money has the power. You might wanna jot that down in your book. It’s something you’re gonna need to remember. ” – Gary Spargo

Number of Times Seen – 2 (28 Jul 2007 and 24 Nov 2014)

Brief Synopsis – After being severely injured in a deadly car accident caused by joyriding, a young man tries to get his life together.

My Take on it – This small budget movie really delivers.

The plot is interesting and inventive.

This was one of Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s first lead roles and he proved that he was able to hold a film together with him as the main actor.  Obviously, we have seen since how true this is with his numerous starring roles that even included him writing and directing.  He is one of the most talented young actors/directors/writers around.

Jeff Daniels plays a great character here who is capable of seeing much more than one would think a blind man can.

I liked the way that this movie was able to merge together a heist story with a dramatic one dealing with loss, rehabilitation and redemption.

Bottom Line – JGL is amazing here and proved he can hold a film together with him as the lead. Daniels is great in his supporting role. The plot and storyline are very engaging and enjoyable. Highly Recommended!

Rating – Oscar Worthy


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