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Following (1998)

(R) 70 mins

Synopsis: Christopher Nolan (Memento, The Dark Knight) writes and directs this odd, claustrophobic neo-noir film about a seedy young Brit (Jeremy Theobald) who’s obsessed with following people — albeit harmlessly at first. After meeting a like-minded bloke (Alex Haw), the twosome graduate to breaking and entering — but meet their match in a tough blonde dame (Lucy Russell) who may have dubious plans of her own.

Serious Jest:  (Worth Watching)  The low budget and black-and-white make this film rely on its story…and it works. While I did not find the acting impressive (which would have jumped this movie to four stars), the script was excellent. I didn’t realize this was the same director from Memento (also the new Batman trilogy and Inception, etc.) until after I watched it, but knowing that adds historical value to having watched this film.

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About Serious Jest

Film & TV Reviewer by Choice, Attorney at Law, Marine to the Corps (excuse the pun), Nupe Under Pressure, and MC by Nature

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