Nightcrawler

Nightcrawler

The plot of Nightcrawler doesn’t sound particularly interesting on paper. It isn’t chasing a murderer or trying to hunt down a kidnapper, nor does it really have any mystery at all. It’s about a man who videotapes accidents to sell to local news networks in time for the AM news cycle. A nightcrawler.

And that might be why such a profession hasn’t been touched yet for a major movie. It isn’t mainstreamed and the job itself is almost too easy to use in a story. It practically writes itself.

But Nightcrawler goes beyond the predictable and focuses primarily on the character of Louis Bloom, played by Jake Gyllenhaal.

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