Best Laid Plans

1999

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 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, Rovi

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  • Apr 25, 2011
    Quite possibly one of the most ridiculous plots ever! Besides the young and in-her-prime Reese Witherspoon and the extraordinary Alessandro Nivola, this film is lackluster and not worth the ending.
    Christopher H Super Reviewer
  • Mar 03, 2011
    a half decent attempt at a film, was a bit disinterested if i am honest a 6/10.
    Ashley S Super Reviewer
  • Feb 19, 2011
    A poor man's The Usual Suspects done with great effect
    Jeffrey M Super Reviewer
  • Mar 15, 2009
    good movie.. lots of twist..
    Lea L Super Reviewer

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