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113 min.
United States United States
Dan Gilroy
James Newton Howard
Robert Elswit
Bold Films. Distributor: Open Road Films
Thriller | Crime. Journalism. Television. Psychological Thriller
A young man stumbles upon the underground world of L.A. freelance crime journalism. Lou Bloom (Jake Gyllenhaal) is not having much luck with his job search. After witnessing an accident, he quickly finds himself caught up in the underground and nocturnal world of freelance crime journalism, scouring Los Angeles for gruesome crime-scene footage. Lou becomes entranced with this world and quickly progresses in the field, even beating the police to crime scenes. However, he begins taking risky liberties—including moving bodies to get a better shot. He finds himself in trouble with the law when he is accused of withholding information from the police in order to catch a murderer himself.
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2014: Academy Awards: Nominated for Best Original Screenplay
2014: Golden Globes: Nominated for Best Leading Actor Drama (Jake Gyllenhaal)
2014: BAFTA Awards: 4 Nominations including Best Actor (Jake Gyllenhaal)
2014: National Board of Review: Top Ten Films
2014: Independent Spirit Awards: Best First Feature and Screenplay
2014: Gotham Awards: 2 nominations, including Best New Director
2014: Satellite Awards: Best Original Screenplay
2014: Producers Guild Awards (PGA): Nominated for Best Film
2014: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Original Screenplay
2014: Screen Actors Guild (SAG): Nominated for Best Actor (Jake Gyllenhaal)
2014: American Film Institute (AFI): Top Ten Films
2014: Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Nominated for Best Supp. Actress (Russo)
2014: Critics Choice Awards: 3 Nominations including Best Picture
2014: Chicago Film Critics Awards: 2 Nominations including Best Actor (Gyllenhaal)
2014: Boston Society of Film Critics Awards: Best New Filmmaker
2014: San Francisco Film Critics Circle: Nominated for Best Actor (Jake Gyllenhaal)
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