Another film I wasn't able to catch in theaters, The Lookout is a gem among crime thrillers.
DVD Review: The Lookout
Taking into account the box office take of The Lookout, I guess it would be safe to assume that there are a lot of you who didn't catch this one in theaters either. Too bad, as the film is definitely worth a theatrical viewing.
The Lookout follows Chris (played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt), a former high school student who was not only extremely popular but an athlete. Chris's life gets flipped upside down (literally) one night when he decides to drive his car without the headlights on. All good and fun, right? Well, as expected, Chris ends up crashing his ride and killing some of his passengers. Though he survived, Chris must live with a Memento-like condition thanks to head trauma.
Jump to four years later and we find Chris living with a blind roommate played by Jeff Daniels. Chris must create post-its in order to get on with his daily life. His condition/memory is so bad that he needs reminders of reminders. With life at a low point, Chris becomes susceptible to a con. Let the mind games begin!
I don't want to spoil it, but anytime you have a character with a poor memory you know that there are some nice twists in store.
It looks like Miramax figured that too many extras would be unnecessary on the DVD; not that I can blame them. The Lookout comes packaged with your standard 'Making of' and a featurette that takes us into the mind of Chris.
By the time you finish the extras you'll probably wish you just watched the movie again.