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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, Rovi

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Cast

Rebecca Jane Klingler
as Diner Waitress
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
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Critic Reviews for Best Laid Plans

All Critics (21) | Top Critics (5)

...an above-average neo-noir...

Full Review… | April 10, 2008
Reel Film Reviews

A surprisingly underrated little thriller which should have helped Nivola earn his Hollywood stripes.

March 25, 2003
Hollywood Bitchslap

One twist too many. Or one too few.

April 8, 2001
Movie Metropolis

An enjoyable roller-coaster ride that stops short of reaching its destination.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Film Journal International

The attempt of this B-film to be a convincing film noir never materializes...

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Barker and Griffin obviously had an intriguingly twisty course clearly mapped out for themselves. Alas, much like those mice and men...

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
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Audience Reviews for Best Laid Plans

a half decent attempt at a film, was a bit disinterested if i am honest a 6/10.

Ashley Sturgeon
Ashley Sturgeon

Super Reviewer

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

Stuart Brooks
Stuart Brooks

Super Reviewer

Very well made film.

Leigh Ryan
Leigh Ryan

Super Reviewer

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