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Best Laid Plans (1999)



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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 statutory rape, he panics, ties her up in the basement, and puts in an anguished call to Nick. Little does Bryce realize, however, that Lissa is actually Nick's very grown-up girlfriend, and that the two lovers have decided Bryce and the ritzy house where he's staying will play a major role in their bid to leave behind dead-end Tropico forever. ~ Brian J. Dillard, Rovimore
Rating: R (for language and sexuality)
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Ted Griffin, Theodore Griffin
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 22, 2000
Twentieth Century Fox


Rocky Carroll
as Bad Ass Dude
Owen Bush
as Vagrant
Jesse Woodrow
as Roach Coach Clerk
Mike Hagerty
as Charlie
Sean Nepita
as Freddie
Jose Mendoza
as Renaldo
Michael McCleery
as Recycling Owner
Jane Morris
as Realtor
Teddy Vincent
as Lawyer Secretary
David Mandel
as Evangelist
Rebecca Klinher
as Diner Waitress
Kate Hendrickson
as Bar Waitress
Jody Wood
as Brushfire Cop
Jeff Schaffer
as Phone Guy No. 2
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Critic Reviews for Best Laid Plans

All Critics (33) | Top Critics (8)

Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | February 14, 2001
Los Angeles Times
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
At the Movies
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
New York Times
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
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Full Review… | June 18, 2008
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Audience Reviews for Best Laid Plans

Good thriller with a lot of twists. Well acted and thouroughly enjoyable.

Stuart Brooks

Super Reviewer

Very well made film.

Leigh Ryan

Super Reviewer

A decent enough thriller. The three leads put in great performances, but it never really takes off or comes to anything more than mildly entertaining. Was really just shoved in with a lot of other disstorted narrative pictures, and really that's all it has going for it.

Luke Baldock

Super Reviewer

Best Laid Plans Quotes

Bryce: It's statutory. If she presses charges, I will go to jail!
Nick: I guess a second date's out of the question, then huh?
– Submitted by Frances H (3 years ago)

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