Monday, November 19, 2007

Mr. Brooks



Mr. and Mrs. Brooks (Kevin Costner and Demi Moore) live a perfectly normal, trouble free and happy life. Jane, their daughter is studying at university, Mr. Brooks is a well-known businessman and seems really attached to his family. But there is a dark side in Mr. Brooks' life; he is addicted to killing people. Nobody knows this, not even his wife. In fact, he has “an imaginary friend”- his alter ego-called Charlie Marshall (William Hurt), who tells him to commit all these murders. Brooks is extremely intelligent because he never leaves any traces on the murder scenes, explaining why the police never catch him. He goes to an AA group to help him to quit his addiction but it does not work.
His daughter Jane arrives one day at his office without her car. She tells him a friend will bring it back soon but he knows she is lying and that there is another reason. She also tells him she does not want to go back to university. At the same moment, he opens an envelope that contains photos of him killing a naked couple. This is where his problems begin...
Kevin Costner and William Hurt are a good duo; they laugh at the same time, have the same gestures, etc. The special effects are also well-done: when Mr. Brooks talks to Charlie, nobody else can see him.
This thriller reminded me of the documentary "Bowling for Columbine ", in which people got killed with no reason. It really makes you think about the meaning of life, when you know that someone, who you do not even know can kill you in a second…

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