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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Lukas Haas
Emilie de Ravin
Nora Zehetner
Meagan Good
Noah Fleiss
Matt O'Leary
Noah Segan
Directors
Rian Johnson
Screenwriters
Rian Johnson
Running Time
110 minutes

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Sundance darling brings noir to a high school


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Plot
After receiving a panic-stricken phone call from his terrified ex-girlfriend Emily (de Ravin), high-school loner Brendan (Gordon-Levitt) sets out to infiltrate the illicit cliques she left him for, aided by sidekick Brain (O’Leary) and the mysterious Laura (Zehetny).


Verdict
With a superb lead turn by rising star Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Rian Johnson’s debut is a smart, original neo-noir that works as an ingenious mindgame as well as a slick Hollywood calling card.


Reviewed by Damon Wise

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