Originally posted on July 1, '07 at slangards.multiply.com
The game is deadly
Is it real or just a con?
Only the clown knows
I just watched this movie again and it's still one of my favorites, holding up well despite being almost a decade old. Aside from being one of Fincher's earlier works, it's got a great cast and a great script. Like Usual Suspects, The Sixth Sense, or Sneakers it's one of those movies where you KNOW what's going to happen, but you still feel tense and find yourself holding your breath, even after watching about a dozen times.
If you haven't heard of it, the general plot is that Sean Penn is Michael Douglas' brother. Sean gives Michael a birthday present, a gift certificate for a high-end entertainment service that promises a life-changing experience, "or your money back". And no, they're not hookers.
Anyway, I won't ruin the movie for you. Just go out and get your hands on a copy, make yourself some popcorn and turn off your phone. Sit down on your couch and get comfortable, then press play.
Then when you're done, help me find one of those "I was drugged and left for dead in Mexico and all I got was this stupid T-shirt" shirts cause those are so fucking cool.