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Oh, I love the way you think, William Hurt’s Marshall says at one point in this film. And I think it’s wonderfully twisted.
And that’s all I can say about Mr. Brooks really – wonderfully twisted. Kevin Costner is Mr. Brooks, and his interactions with the suave, gum-chewing, sometimes tender, sometimes bullying Marshall are the strongest scenes in this film. William Hurt is perfect, as always. (Have you seen A History of Violence? You should.) Dane Cook pulls it off as Mr. Smith, who discovers Mr. Brooks’s “addiction”. Demi Moore also stars here as a police detective in the midst of a divorce, but I’ve never been fond of Demi Moore.
But, seriously: the Kevin Costner – William Hurt tandem? Genius. Somebody cast these two in a dramatic film, and quick. Oscar wins, for sure.
The song played during the final scenes was also terrific:
(Mr. Brooks was released in June 2007, but it wasn’t shown here, so I just streamed it here.)