9th film of the December Project
My god this is a great film. The way it relentlessly sets things up and pays them off, bringing things back and moving forward... It's absolutely fantastic.
Ruffalo and Brody completes their roles to a dot, playing the smooth, confident con man and the ruffled anti-hero with a touch of existential problems.
Rachel Weisz nails the mild "manic pixie dream girl"-character, never overplaying the sheer joy or eventual sadness she has. She's strange, but never too strange, kind, but never too kind, excited, but never perfect for Brody's character; she's always her own.
Rian Johnson's inventiveness and playfulness shows all throughout the film, from the fantastic character of Rinko Kikuchi to the wonderful dialogue.…