I Just bought this incredible experience on Blu Ray, and I was not disappointed.
The film is essentially about a secluded young man called Lou Bloom, who longs for success. The film starts out by him stealing metals and different kinds of junk to sell on, this is how he makes his living.
While on his way home from an unsuccessful days work, Lou witnesses a car incident, with this news camera guy filming the entire event, right next to the flaming car and injured civilian. He feels the rush, the excitement of it all.
From this point you feel the intensity of Lou's enthusiasm to this career path. He buys a cheap camcorder and a police radio then goes to work.
Lou Bloom is played by the amazing Jake Gyllenhaal, I can honestly say this could be Jake's best performance if not equally tied with "Prisoners". Apparently, Jake lost 30lb for this role, and it adds so much to the character of Lou. It turns him into this skinny little creep, who has no care for human emotion, he only cares about business.
The film was written and directed by debut director Dan Gilroy, this will most certainly not be Dan's first and last, it was original and just incredible. He even got an Academy Award Nomination for "Original Screenplay" and I must say he had my vote! This film also makes aware of public media e.g Newspapers, TV news who always print and talk about bad news, it's either about the world ending or there being a new illness thats going to kill you in slow painful way.
They keep printing bad news because it scares their audience into reading more to find out if they're safe. It's disgusting, it needs to stop. Why can't we have news about peace and love, instead of war and hate. This film makes this point very clear, it exploits the sick people that run public media news today.