Source: Catholic News Service
Unlikely crime thriller is a compelling character study about a Midwestern town's golden-boy athlete (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), brain-damaged after a car accident and guilt-wracked over the death and injury of his friends, persuaded to serve as lookout for a bank heist, with first-rate performances by Jeff Daniels, Matthew Goode and Isla Fisher. Writer and first-time director Scott Frank admirably shows us the sordid reality of criminal behavior, and offers a redemptive message of how, paradoxically, letting go of the past and forgiving yourself can help you rediscover your true self. Nongraphic premarital encounters, sexual innuendo and banter, violence including shootings and murder in self-defense, a brief violent car crash, fleeting rear nudity, skimpy female attire, drug and alcohol use, pervasive rough and crude language, crass expressions and some profanity. The USCCB Office for Film & Broadcasting classification is L -- limited adult audience, films whose problematic content many adults would find troubling. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is R -- restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.
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