Rolling Stone - 09/30/1999
"...[Witherspoon] is an actress who rivets attention and rewards it..."
Premiere - 03/01/2000
"...Hard to beat such a potent mixture of lurid detail, delicious over-plotting, and surprise twists..." -- 3 out of 5 Stars
New York Times - 09/10/1999
"...[A] striking visual style..."
Box Office - 12/01/1999
"...This very stylish thriller pays homage to the classic film noir tradition and delivers it with enormous distinction..."
USA Today - 09/10/1999
"...[The filmmakers] stylishly conspire to catch the audience off guard....Cool Nivola and warm Witherspoon make a combustible match..."
Los Angeles Times - 09/10/1999
"...A sharp contemporary noir thriller....BEST LAID PLANS is a fine mood piece with lots of atmosphere and boasts terrific performances from its stars..."
Nick (Nivola) and Lissa (Witherspoon) are in love but dying to get out of their hometown of Tropico. When Nick is offered a shady job that would pay enough for the couple to leave, he jumps at the opportunity, but things go wrong and Nick gets in trouble with the local drug dealer. Nick and Lissa then plan to scam the money they need from an old friend, Bryce (Brolin) but once again, things don't go as planned. A twisty neo-noir with plot turns galore.
Film Noir |
Kidnapping And Missing Persons |
Scams And Cons |
Small Towns |
Theatrical Release |