Wednesday, September 2, 2009

“Mr. Brooks”

It's no stretch for Kevin Costner to play the perfect man. And in Mr. Brooks, he does. Costner is a wealthy, well-respected businessman with a beautiful wife, Marg Helgenberger, and a happy home life. But in this thriller, the title character, has an alter-ego, Willlam Hurt, as well as the unusual hobby of going out at night and killing couples in the throes of passion. No one has a hint about Costner's double life. And his stoic and meticulous manner, at both work and "play," make him all the more creepy. Demi Moore (who strangely is getting progressively younger looking, ala Benjamin Button, with each performance.) is the cop trying to track him down. But Costner isn’t leaving behind any clues to help her out. Things get complicated for Costner once a voyeur Dane Cook captures him on camera and blackmails him into taking a partner. Now with Moore and Cook in the mix, Costner's days are numbered. But, satisfyingly, not in the way that you think. My revlew from Twitter: Kevin Costner is a successful businessman and a serial killer because it's always good to have a skill you can fall back on. 7.5 (out of 10)

Another thriller you might like: "Perfume: The Story of a Murderer"

"Mr. Brooks"

Released: 2007

Rating: R

Length: 120 minutes

Cast: Kevin Costner, William Hurt, Demi Moore, Dane Cook

Director: Bruce A. Evans

Genre(s): Drama, Thriller, Crime

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