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.
What if my problem wasn't that I don't understand people but that I don't like them? What if I was the kind of person who was obliged to hurt you for this? I mean physically. I think you'd have to believe afterward, if you could, that agreeing to ...
After Louis calls in the suspects in the restaurant, the police scanner can be heard identifying the situation as a "code 3." Based on the codes Louis researched toward the beginning of the movie, and listed on his computer screen, a code 3 is an "emergency call, lights and siren." When the officers arrive, they do so absent lights and siren, which would have been a code 2/HIGH based on Louis' research, which was listed as a "priority call, no lights or siren."
Though hardly perceivable, the moon continues to rise as credits roll.
$10,900,000 (USA) (1 November 2014)
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