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Movie Preview: The Brave One

I saw the trailer for The Brave One before seeing The Invasion recently and was instantly intrigued. Not only do I appreciate that Jodie Foster is at the center of this drama, but it also stars Terrence Howard who always turns in compelling performances (his role in Crash moved me to tears, for one). Naveen Andrews from "Lost" also stars. Most of all, however, I'm curious about the subject matter.

Foster plays radio host Erica Bain who falls victim to a horrific beating that her fiance (Andrews) does not survive. She purchases a gun and becomes obsessed with finding her attackers. Yet now armed with the gun, she starts to use it on various violent perpetrators she encounters in the city. Howard plays the official on the hunt for this "vigilante," unaware that she's right in front of him. I'm fascinated by this story mostly because any woman who lives in a city — especially anyone who has been attacked in some way — can relate to the sense of powerlessness and the desire for revenge, or at the very least the desire to never feel powerless again. Variety has a really great interview with Jodie Foster all about these issues her character faces in the movie.

The film opens on September 14, so to check out the trailer,


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tuscanstellina tuscanstellina 10 years
She is a fabulous actress. I definitely want to see this one basically for the suspense factor.
Imabeliever Imabeliever 10 years
I can feel the Oscar Buzz radiating off of that trailer alone! LOL! Jodie Foster is an amazng actress.
gruaig_rua gruaig_rua 10 years
I saw a poster for this at the cinema yesterday and was wondering what it was about. I'd definitely like to see it.
Linda-McP Linda-McP 10 years
Great cast and intense plot lines. Looking forward to seeing this one.
outofhere outofhere 10 years
ummmm, I can't get past how frightfully thin Jodie is - like Angelina kind of thin.
missyosigirl missyosigirl 10 years
wow really intense!
shulvrkrp shulvrkrp 10 years
I think this movie looks great, fantastic cast too. I think Jodie threw herself into the role because if you watch her in The Inside Man, she looks badass amazing! She's really an incredibly intelligent actor.
Phasekitty Phasekitty 10 years
I don't know, I saw this trailer a few weeks ago and thought that it was one of those trailers that seemed to give away every single plot point from the movie. I feel like I don't have to see it now because I know what happens. Meh.
mwmsjuly19 mwmsjuly19 10 years
I love Jodie, but girl is looking HARSH in the movie closeups. Not harsh as in "tough as hell," but harsh as in "rode hard and put away wet."
pinkflats pinkflats 10 years
oh wow that's very intense. and jodie can do intense better than any actresses out there. as for terrence, well what's there to say about him. i mean those eyes that talent.
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