R | | Crime, Drama, Thriller
When Louis Bloom, a con man desperate for work, muscles into the world of L.A. crime journalism, he blurs the line between observer and participant to become the star of his own story.
The film's climax was filmed on Laurel Canyon Blvd. in the San Fernando Valley, only several blocks away from the location of the infamous shootout in 1997 between two heavily armed bank robbers and L.A. police, in which both robbers were killed.
I like to say that if you're seeing me, you're having the worst day of your life.
All television stations (especially during the day) are on total lock down as they practice high security measures. Way higher security measures are practiced at night when stations practice even stricter security measures such as very high chain link fences with barbs and concertina wire, password protected entrance gates and doors. It is totally inconceivable that "Lou Bloom" (Jake Gyllenhaal) would be able to just walk off the street and into the station without these serious obstacles and just walk in and through the newsroom without being challenged.
Though hardly perceivable, the moon continues to rise as credits roll.
$10,900,000 (USA) (1 November 2014)
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