Angus Abranson (angusabranson) wrote,
Angus Abranson
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(Movie) Brick

I watched 'Brick' this evening on DVD. It's a darker, moodier, bloodier and more violent Breakfast Club for the 21st century. It is a high school teen flick but is miles away from most of the usual 'high school teen flicks'. Brick is a thriller that twists, has great lines and has a great young cast whom I can imagine will make more than the occasional 'big' splash over the next decade or two.

For a quick plot summary - Brendan is contacted by his ex-girlfriend who's in trouble. She meets up with him and tells him not to worry, to forget about it and then promptly vanishes. He begins to search for her whereabouts with assistance of The Brain - his only real friend at school - and ends up infiltrating the more socialite highschool circles as well as getting involved with the criminal underworld in his search.

The film has been described as a modern noir school detective story but that doesn't do the film justice. It's a fantastic film, has some great moments and lines and was really enjoyable to watch and see things pieced together. Certainly one to catch on dvd if you like films with a plot and intelligence.

School Report: B+

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