Chris Pratt is a former athlete left with a brain injury that prevents
him from remembering things for an extended period of time.
In an attempt to live a normal life Pratt moves out
from under his parents and finds a job as a janitor at a local small
Fortunately the disability takes a back
seat to the real story which involves "the cool older guy" taking Chris
under his wing. We soon learn that there are ulterior motives to the
friendship as Pratt is needed for access to the bank.
I was a little worried at first. Things were beginning to feel a lot like Memento
Notes and scribbles written on anything and everything so as not to
forget tasks, schedules, or routines. As the story progresses we
attempt to relate to his frustrated tantrums and eruptions but point
did it best.
nothing to live for Chris makes the decision to join the criminals with
an attempt to gain power through money. The result is a downward spiral
that forces Pratt to make decisions that will alter his life and the
effect the few he loves forever.
Call me a loser and raise it to the flagpole but I'm a fan of Joseph Gordon-Levitt
. I loved him in Brick
and he does fine enough in The Lookout. I like his dark serious edge
and sudden smile. He does a great job turning on the tears and a better
job with jaw tight determination.
plays the only stable support in Pratt's life. He's the star of the
show with his interpretation of guitar playing blind man. What is it
with music and blind people? No wait...I get it. Most all of the best
scenes revolve around Daniels.
movie has style and edge with some clever moments. I love the opening
scene before the big accident when Pratt is driving through the fields
of fireflies. A very beautiful and unique scene as the characters turn
the headlights of the convertible off speeding down a back road. The
characters sit on the back of the car flying through fire flies life
the Millennium Falcon through hyperspace . A refreshing creative breeze
against your stereotypical drunk driving accident.
I enjoyed the
movie and was excited to experience where the filmmaker might take me
but was left maybe wanting a little more. Wanting more continuity with
Pratt's disability or more defining line. I also found myself
frustrated by some of the flashbacks and characters.
Cool movie...thats the best way to describe it.