Within (2009)

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Within: Directed by Hanelle M. Culpepper. With Mia Ford, Lori Heuring, Sammi Hanratty, Sam Jaeger. Young Rachel has a terrifying secret. She can see evil spirits within others. After witnessing the brutal killing of her mother, she and her father move to a small town hoping to put the shattered pieces of their lives back together.

“Checked u0026quot;Life of Crimeu0026quot; in Amsterdam and loved it, as did most of the audience… Unlike many of the reviewers here, who may have gone in expecting something different.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eStarring Jennifer Aniston, Mos Def and Tim Robbins, u0026quot;Life of Crimeu0026quot; is NOT a romantic comedy or straight crime story. Rather, it is an Elmore Leonard-derived caper tale set in the late 70s, with the soundtrack and mustaches to match. Staying true to the authoru0026#39;s ethos, the dialog is smart, the jokes are hilarious in quite subtle ways, and the storyline gently bends until the protagonists end up in an entirely different place than they were planning to.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eActors usually love doing Leonard scripts – he prefers to let mouths do the talking, not fists – and the cast pretty much nails it here. I loved Mos Def, Isla Fisher and Robbins in particular, but it is Aniston who steals the show. All those years post-Rachel, her comedic timing is still impeccable, and she still has the capacity to get you to care for her, even when cast as a hopeless housewife.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThe verdict: I thought u0026quot;Life of Crimeu0026quot; was just as enjoyable as other recent Elmore Leonard adaptations (that had way bigger budgets and box office mojo): Tarantinou0026#39;s u0026quot;Jackie Brownu0026quot; and Soderberghu0026#39;s u0026quot;Out of Sightu0026quot;, and would recommend u0026quot;Life of Crimeu0026quot; especially to people who loved the latter.”

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