• Best Laid Plans (1999)

Best Laid Plans

Release Date: September 10th, 1999

DVD Release Date: February 22nd, 2000

R |1 hr 32 min

Plot Summary

Returning to his dreary hometown as a wealthy man, Bryce (Josh Brolin) is unaware of the target his financial gain has put on his back for schemers and crooks. When Bryce swings into a local bar, he happens to meet the seductive Lissa (Reese Witherspoon), and the two are at his place by the end of the night. But by the morning, Lissa turns blackmailer by claiming she's underage. In a panic, Bryce ties her up and turns to an old friend (Alessandro Nivola) for help -- but deception is everywhere.

Cast: Alessandro Nivola, Reese Witherspoon, Josh Brolin, Rocky Carroll, Mike Hagerty, Terrence Howard, Sean Nepita, Jose Mendoza

Director: Mike Barker

Genres: Crime drama

Production Co: Dogstar Films, Fox 2000 Pictures

Distributors: Columbia Tristar, 20th Century Fox de Argentina [ar], Gativideo, Fox, 20th Century Fox, UGC-Fox Distribution, 20th Century Fox of Germany

Keywords: Deception, Bar, Mystery, Friend, Suspenseful, Friendship, Dark, Quest, 1990s, House, Small town

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Susan WloszczynaUSA Today

    Has the refined taste to crib from classics like "Double Indemnity."

  • 75
    Kevin MaynardMr. Showbiz

    Doesn't come close to the pulp beauty and complexity of classic noir.

  • 50
    John PetrakisChicago Tribune

    The plot thickens and thickens and thickens until it chokes on a tangled mess of double-crosses.

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