There's nothing like an anti-surveillance state, conspiracy thriller to lift my mood.
Enemy of the State, which is one of the first 'grown up' films I remember seeing, should be credited with sparking my <s>paranoia</s> reasonable, logically-founded fears and concerns. An introduction to mature awareness of potential for abuse of state power. I used to fantasise about having to destroy all traces of my life, disappear, go underground, because of an errant phone call.
It's tremendous fun. Tony Scott's pacing is blistering; we're on the run and we don't know what's next.
And what a cast of characters. Jason Lee, Gabriel Byrne, Tom Sizemore do a helluva lot with just a couple of minutes each. Will Smith is appropriately clueless…