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Runaway Jury [Oct. 25th, 2003|06:47 pm]
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Lissa and I saw Runaway Jury today after breakfast today...and...wow. This was a great movie. One of those that, partway through, you sort of stop and say to yourself, "damn...this is really good!"
I admit to being a sucker for a courtroom drama movie. And I love, love, love John Cusack and, even moreso, Jeremy Piven. I like Rachel Weisz and Dustin Hoffman, too. But I am not a big Grisham fan, nor am I mad for Gene Hackman (he's a bad guy though, so that's okay).
The plot is captivating. There's intrigue. There's lovely New Orleans voodoo backgrounds. There's a whole lot of Macintosh technology (including an iPod used as a file transfer device). And there's twists and turns that even very jaded moviegoers (well, me) didn't quite see coming. It's hard to surprise me. But I was surprised at how this turned out.
There is so much subtlety in this movie, it's splendid. Every little detail is important and most of them come back later. It's the sort of movie that when it's done, you want to go back and see the early scenes again because, now, they'll make sense.
Absolutely bloody brilliant.

[User Picture]From: kteeski
2003-10-26 04:14 am (UTC)

Told ya!

It's odd that I actually saw this before you (except maybe my obsession with JC but...)
We kept grabbing each other in the movie cos it was so good - and the bit in the taxi cab with Gene Hackman?
I was surprised to see Jeremy Piven but I like him too!
The chemistry between Cusack and Rachel Weisz was good too - R commented that it was much better than Minnie Driver in Grosse Pointe Blank. Actually then he said "or Sandra Bullock" to which I said "when were they in a movie together?" and he said "Speed"
so I said "that was Keanu Reeves!" and R giggled and said "well, that really means the chemistry was bad, John Cusack wasn't even in the movie!" it was funny, but maybe you had to be there!
I congratulated myself on picking that movie to see with R.
JC for me...and lots of intrigue and action for R.
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[User Picture]From: talonvaki
2003-10-26 01:19 pm (UTC)

Re: Told ya!

I was really surprised. I was expecting it to be decent...but this was so very good...

Is the guy who got killed the guy from the Practice? I am too lazy to look it up.

I told Joe that if I'd known how excellent it is, I would have saved it to see with him...but we have Mystic River and Radio on our "together" list...
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[User Picture]From: kteeski
2003-10-26 02:29 pm (UTC)

Re: Told ya!

Yeah, Dylan McDermott. I love him.
The guy Tom I danced with/dated briefly looked ALOT like him...black hair and gorgeous blue eyes.
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