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Out of Sight
Review written by: Alex Sandell
What's the story?
George Clooney takes off the batsuit, dumps Michelle Pfeiffer and makes a good movie, for once.
So how is it? (Get to the point, already)
This movie is so much better than most of the junk 1998 vomited upon us, that it's hard to believe it was puked out of the same year. Like "Pulp Fiction" before it, the film weaves back and forth throughout time, ignoring all things linear.
George Clooney stars as Jack Foley, a professional bank robber who's held up approximately 200 banks, all without a gun. Foley is the role Clooney was born to play. His cool temperament and laid-back demeanor work perfectly in contrast with Jennifer Lopez's firey portrayel of Karen Sisco, a US Marshall who knows just what she wants, and does all she can to make sure that she gets it. The two melt the screen together with their "opposites attract" chemistry (Jennifer Lopez's bouncy, round ass doesn't hurt, either).
It's interesting how the screenwriter (Scott Frank, who also penned "Get Shorty", another movie based upon an Elmore Leonard novel) decided to play the cop's character (Lopez) up as the cold-hearted, gun-toting career-woman and the criminal (Clooney) as the easy-going, take-it-as-it-comes, all-around nice guy (if you forgive him for robbing 200 banks). Yet, this is a movie of unexpected twists and turns, and this is only the first in a long line of atypical characterizations that'll keep you from figuring out which way things are finally going to end up.
I could go more into detail, and would actually like to do so, but it would take away from the "experience" that this film turns out to be. I didn't know what to expect when I rented this movie, and it was all the better for it. I just hope that once you see it, you'll end up as amazed as I was. It's no wonder why the National Society of Film Critics, Boston Society of Film Critics and Broadcast Film Critics Association all gave "Out of Sight" best picture of 1998. Rent it and see why.
What does it make you feel like eating?
Jennifer Lopez's curvaceous ass and devious smile. I 'spose if you're a female, a gay guy, or into the "bi" thing, you could also say George Clooney's muscular bod and studly grin. Sorry, I didn't really get a good look at his ass.
What are you selling us here???
Diet Dr. Pepper had a pretty big product placement in the film. Luckily, unless you watch the deleted scenes, most of it was cut out of the final product.
If it won an Oscar, what would it be?
"Best Picture of the Year" - "Out of Sight" (I know I've said it before, but this time I really mean it!)
On a scale of 1-10?
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