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Brick

Joseph Gordon-Levitt ("3rd Rock from the Sun") stars in this clever and intricately plotted 2005 crime film as a teenage loner who investigates the disappearance of an ex-girlfriend in the dark underworld known as high school. The film plays out like a straight-faced '40s film noir, complete with hard-boiled dialogue, dangerous dames and double-crossing villains--except that it's set among modern-day teenagers. Think of it as Pretty in Pink as written by Raymond Chandler. Gimmicky as hell, but it works thanks to the great cast and the mad filmmaking skills of newcomer-to-watch Rian Johnson. 110 minutes R.