Starred Kevin Bacon, James Freedson-Jackson, Hays Wellford, Shea Whigham, Camryn Manheim, ...
The story of the movie is built on the idea of having and realizing a boyhood fantasy; stealing (or borrowing) a cop car, playing with cop guns, handcuffs, and other things you would find in a cop car; cop toys :) and having a joy ride with it. Many of us would have enjoyed it a lot when were teenagers, right? The movie takes it as a starting point, and shows what might have happened, if two boys realized this sympathetic fantasy. Especially when borrowing a corrupted cop`s car, who has so many to hide and lose.
The story is simple but very enjoyable, the movie is with full of little moments make you laugh out hard and make you sit on the edge of your seat, and fits both the concept of the Festival (fantasy) and this blog.
Kevin Bacon once again plays a villain impressively. He looks totally opposite, a very kind gentleman in person. :) He is also executive producer of Cop Car.
Same goes with Watts. And he wrote, produced and directed Cop Car.
I also find the performances of young actors impressive, especially Freedson-Jackson, and actor Shea Whigham who I know mainly from Martin Scorsese TV Show `Boardwalk Empire`. Well, this was almost the entire cast of the movie :)
The movie is very recent, but already received a nomination for Audience Award Category in Edinburgh International Film Festival. And probably one of the biggest highlights of Montreal Fantasia Film Festival, if not the biggest.
Don`t have high expectations, but I believe it would be a nice and original addition in your `theft movies`repertoire.
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a small and warm movie on a childhood fantasy
an innocent addition to your `theft movies`repertoire
a theft movie with lots of laughs and tensed moments
If you liked this movie, I believe you might like also:
(available in the blog)
Tower Heist (2011)
Excellence of Robbery Plan: 2/5
Important Reminder: Below trailer might contain important spoilers.