Best Laid Plans

May 14, 1999 0 By Fans
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Plot

A seemingly simple plan to steal money goes increasingly awry.

Release Year: 1999

Rating: 6.2/10 (4,295 voted)

Critic's Score: 40/100

Director:
Mike Barker

Stars: Alessandro Nivola, Reese Witherspoon, Josh Brolin

Storyline
Nick is caught in a dead end job in a dead end town. About the only thing going well for him is Lissa, his new girlfriend. A chance to make some easy cash, and a way out of town, only leads to more trouble. Also caught in the web of sex, thefts, gangsters, kidnappings and murder is Nick's college friend, Bryce.

Cast:

Alessandro Nivola

Nick


Reese Witherspoon

Lissa


Josh Brolin

Bryce


Gene Wolande

Lawyer


Jonathan McMurtry

Vet


Terrance Sweeney

Priest

(as Father Terrance Sweeney)


Rebecca Klingler

Diner Waitress


Rocky Carroll

Bad Ass Dude


Kate Hendrickson

Bar Waitress


Owen Bush

Vagrant


Jesse Woodrow

Roach Coach Clerk


James Marsh

Barry

(as Jamie Marsh)


Michael McCleery

Recycling Owner


Terrence Howard

Jimmy

(as Terrence Dashon Howard)


Sean Nepita

Freddie

Taglines:
Ever feel like the world is conspiring against you… You don't have to tell me where you've been… Everyone sucks, but us… keeping a relationship alive can be murder.

Release Date: 14 May 1999

Filming Locations: Bakersfield, California, USA



Box Office Details

Budget: $7,000,000

(estimated)

Opening Weekend: £259,221
(UK)
(16 May 1999)
(200 Screens)

Gross: $25,651
(USA)
(19 September 1999)



Technical Specs

Runtime:

Quotes:

Nick:
I love you.

Lissa:
Why do you think I'm doing this?



User Review

A smart, entertaining movie

Rating: 8/10

This was a pleasant surprise. I really didn't know what to expect, but
what
I got was a very intelligent movie with more than enough twists and turns
to
keep things rather unpredictable. It took a little too long to get
everything set up properly, and it perhaps had one twist too many, but
overall, it was a great film with strong performances by Alessandro Nivola
and Reese Witherspoon. Definitely worth checking out.