Wednesday, November 16, 2011

365 Movies Day #198 "A Perfect World"

I'm a Kevin Costner fan, so I'm going to do a quick 3 part Costner flick marathon starting with one of my favorites. IN "A Perfect World", Costner plays an escaped convict who kidnaps a little boy to aid in his running from the law. What follows is a surprisingly touching, though disturbing at times, flick that is one of Costner's best performances of all time.

Costner is assisted in this piece of cinematic genius by Clint Eastwood, who plays the law man tracking Costner (Butch) down. Not only does Eastwood star, but also directs and he has proven himself a directorial genius over the years. This film is no exception. The film also features Laura Dern ("Jurassic Park"), Bradley Whitford ("The Good Guys" and "West Wing") and Ray McKinnon ("The Blind Side", "O Brother Where Art Thou", "Sons of Anarchy" and the new "Footloose").

Costner is really good at playing a troubled anti-hero. As good as he is playing a character with childlike innocence in films like "Silverado" and "The Postman". He really nails it here.


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