December 14, 2006

Brick

click here for amazon.com linkBrick
dir. by Rian Johnson

Film noir meets high school, this is a tale of a dangerously adult-like teenaged detective (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) trying to solve the mystery surrounding the death of an ex-girlfriend. It was a bit like watching Bugsy Malone, watching these 16- and 17-year-olds behave as Colombian druglords would. I found the dialogue to be fascinatingly inaccessible, but wonderful. At the beginning I watched this passively, not quite getting it - but as the film progressed, the tension built through a series of almost-comical displays of power-plays and violence. I finished having enjoyed watching it.
posted by julie at December 14, 2006 03:19 PM


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