The 25th Hour Movie Review

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25th Hour
Starring Ed Norton
A Spike Lee Joint
Synopsis
New Yorker Monty Brogan (Ed Norton) has one last day of freedom before going away to jail on a drug conviction. His two best friends Jake Elinsky (Philip Seymour Hoffman) and Francis (Frank) Xavier Slaughtery (Barry Pepper) and his girlfriend Naturelle Rivera (Rosario Dawson) take him out for a night on the town to say goodbye to freedom for seven years. Monty is having difficulty enjoying his final day of freedom as both Frank and his business associate Kostya Novotny (Tony Siragusa) both seem to hint at Naturelle being the informant that led to Monty’s arrest and conviction.
Review
I went to see this film on a Friday evening in Olathe. The audience was well mixed in almost every way imaginable. The two constants were age - approximately %90 of the audience appeared to be between 21 and 30 - and the culturally “in touch.” By that I mean most of the people appeared to be skaters, ravers, hip-hoppers, and pretty much anyone who would not shop at Abercrombie, The Gap, or Hollister. This confirmed my suspicion that Ed Norton, mainly because of his role in Fight Club, has become not only a mainstream pop icon, but an icon to abstract artists, such as myself (I consider myself as an abstract artist because of my lifestyle as a rollerblader as I do not consider rollerblading a sport as much as it is a lifestyle or art form). Spike Lee being the director had a bit to do with this “cool” crowd as well. Spike Lee has always been behind cool, if not culturally controversial films. One theme that came through loud and clear is the New Yorker attitude and way of life. On one hand, everyone in New York is proud of his or her tough, blue-collar image. There is a lot of imagery and dialogue that recalls September 11 throughout the movie. Franks apartment overlooks ground zero. In one scene Frank…...

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