Year of Release: 1998
Director: David Dobkin
Approx. Running Time: 104 minutes
My Rating: 5 stars (Out of 5)
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He has a firm handshake, a ready smile, and some strange ideas about friendship. His name is Lester Long and when the bodies start piling up he generously decides to share the blame. Now the F.B.I. has got the whole town under observation, and Lester has put his new friend Clay over a barrel. The only way for Clay to set things straight is to beat one twisted individual at his own game of deceit and double-crossing.
This movie is the perfect blend of laughter and chills. Although I purchased this film because of my love of all things Joaquin Phoenix, it was really Vince Vaughn who blew me away in this one (and this was the first film where I really noticed him at all). Far removed from his later comedic roles like Dodgeball, Vaughn's "Lester" is hilarious while also being charismatic and creepy. This is a must see.
Rated R (MPAA)