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My last name is Gilroy, I'm a filmmaker, this is a pretty good movie. Basically what I'm saying is I think Dan Gilroy is my uncle and he should give me a job.
Desperate pleas for work aside, this is a super debut from uncle Dan and another chilling performance from Jake Gyllenhaal. His performance of Lou Bloom recalls previous screen creeps (including some he's played himself) and luckily it's strong enough to compare. And it is lucky because this…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
I'm a massive fan of the TV series (my friends call me Will), so I was probably already going to love this no matter what, but not many TV series make the jump from small screen to big. The Inbetweeners makes it look easy though, creating a film that could easily have been just a overlong episode (which it sort of is still, but there's more plot and character development). I have slight problems with Simon's arc (He didn't deserve the girl, he should have grown up to realise he doesn't need a girl to obsess over, but whatever) but overall a strong film.
I saw this with a group of mates while on a holiday. None of us really enjoyed it, but we joked that one of our mates didn't like it because he didn't understand it.
"What?! Why are they losing their time, is it money? Why are they running?"
"Shhh Luke, just enjoy the bit where she's in her bra"
Coincidentally the bit with the bra makes up a full two stars in my rating.