Best Laid Plans
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Absolutely nobody is who he or she seems in this stylish thriller about a guy who wants to get out of his fly-speck hometown, the girlfriend who wants to help him, and the successful friend who just might make it possible. When Bryce (Josh Brolin) returns to his tiny hometown of Tropico, NV, he finds pal Nick (Alessandro Nivola) still living there unhappily. One night the pair meets a beautiful blonde at the bar and eventually Bryce takes her back to the house where he's staying. When the girl, Lissa (Reese Witherspoon), reveals that she's under age and threatens to turn Bryce in for… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 43%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

" above-average neo-noir..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"An enjoyable roller-coaster ride that stops short of reaching its destination."
‑ Ethan Alter, Film Journal International
"A surprisingly underrated little thriller which should have helped Nivola earn his Hollywood stripes."
‑ Oz, Hollywood Bitchslap
"The attempt of this B-film to be a convincing film noir never materializes..."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"One twist too many. Or one too few."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"Barker and Griffin obviously had an intriguingly twisty course clearly mapped out for themselves. Alas, much like those mice and men..."
‑ Michael Dequina,
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