The thriller Nightcrawler is based on the American dream gone awry when an aspiring crime journalist attempts to freelance his work by tracking down and witnessing gruesome events. The dramatic plot ties the reporter into messes, and he essentially gets “too close for comfort.” After many rejections, one news source considers his premise and offers him some direction. If you’re interested in checking out the trailer, it’s available for free on the Nightcrawler official site.
The movie has dark humor, as the main character played by Jake Gyllenhaal seems to have a loose moral code or lack thereof. It seems that like many entrepreneurs, he gets caught up in doing whatever it takes to achieve success. This underlying moral of the story seems to speak to the ever-fitting quote that “it’s lonely at the top.” It also mirrors the media stories that came from some of the corrupted men on Wall Street by using a more unique and interesting career choice. The movie has received rave reviews and the acting is considered superb.
The Tom Rothman-produced film Nightcrawler is in theaters this Friday. Be sure to check it out.