A Simple Plan ★★★★★

From the start, I thought it would be an above average "normal guys commit a crime, goes about as well as you'd expect" film. It's so much better than that.

One of the things this movie does incredibly well is present the guilt that goes along with these crimes. Too many times I've watched this style of movie and a terrible crime gets an "Oh, shit!" but is then immediately forgotten (except maybe the character is a little more nervous). Here, there are consequences. People get hurt physically and emotionally. There's a fantastic slow burn scene where it seems as if the story has gotten sidetracked a bit, but is really setting up a crushing moment.

This is fantastic on all accounts. Great cast and great direction.

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