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Watched Brick last night. Great movie, I loved it. Film Noir with modern "teenagers" as the cast. I put the quotes around "teenagers" because, of course, the actors playing the supposed teens are all in their 20s. No matter, the film works anyway. Joseph Gordon-Levitt is nearly unrecognizable as the kid from 3rd Rock from the Sun and has quite handily made the jump from goofy television comedy to serious film (unlike, say, French Stewart). I saw Gordon-Levitt in Mysterious Skin at the SIFF a couple of years ago and thought he was very good then. I loved him in Brick. Other names from the cast are Emilie de Ravin (for you LOST fans) and Lukas Haas (who will always be the little Amish boy from Witness to me).

Outside of Ray I didn't hear any buzz about Brick within my circle of friends. I don't get the impression many people I know have seen it. I think it's one of those movies best seen fresh, without knowing too much about it going in, so I'll refrain from going on about the plot and characters and just say that I enjoyed it a lot and highly recommend it.


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Blogger Cruel Buddha Says:

I saw Brick at the local arthouse - absolutely loved it, but it's my kind of film.

Anonymous Anonymous Says:

Oddly enough, we (the Pinnacle crew) used to think of the kid from Third Rock as Hal.

Seeing Hal in Brick was more than a little surreal. :)

Shane H.

Blogger Nikchick Says:

Wow, I'm glad you didn't tell me that before I saw it, Shane! I don't think I could have concentrated, thinking of Hal.


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