Best Laid Plans

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Best Laid Plans ★★ 1999 (R)

Another contemporary noir where no one and nothing is as it seems (except the overly familiar plot). Nick (Nivola) and his bud, Bryce (Brolin), are bar hopping when Bryce picks up Lissa (Witherspoon). Later, a frantic Bryce calls Nick saying Lissa is underage and accusing him of rape. Nick offers to talk to Lissa and the story flashes back to the beginnings of an elaborate scam leading all concerned to a number of illconsidered decisions. 90m/C VHS, DVD . Alessandro Nivola, Josh Brolin, Reese Witherspoon, Rocky Carroll, Michael G. (Mike) Hagerty, Jamie Marsh; D: Mike Barker; W: Ted Griffin; C: Ben Seresin; M: Craig Armstrong.