Great script, mediocre movie. In The Lookout, Joseph Gordon-Levitt is a guy marked for life by a bad car accident, he goes from stud-hockey-player to janitor, and no one takes him seriously, not even his family. In comes Matthew Goode hotting his way through town to lure Joseph into crime.
I was a little disappointed with Joseph Gordon-Levitt's acting (he gets a little better towards the end, but still...disappointing). Jeff Daniels, who plays Joseph's roommate, was very good and so was Isla Fisher. Matthew Good was hot but bad bad bad.
We had one gay character, I think. I will talk a little bit about that after the jump -- my discussion will ruin the plot. You can watch the trailer here.
In one scene, when the criminals are all gathered in this basement, the guy who I think is gay offers to rub the shoulders of another criminal, who refuses the rub pronto. I heard him say something like: "you think it's okay to smoke a joint to relax but won't let me rub your shoulders. Are you not comfortable with my homosexuality?" But my hubby heard something like: "...Are you not comfortable with your sexuality?"
I think the light would be better for the gays if my hubby is right, but if we indeed had a gay, I don't think that would be too bad in the context, actually. It wouldn't be bad to see a gay here, even though he was one of the bad guys. We are led to route for the bad guys for quite a while during the movie; only late in the game, when our gay just kind of disappears, we turn against the bad guys.
Oh, and we get to see Matthew Goode's butt, it's a very fast scene, but nicey nicey.