March 27, 2006

Five Questions About "Inside Man"

It's a movie I quite enjoyed, actually, but left me scratching my head on a few things (some spoilers):

1. Why did the mayor of New York have an English accent?

2. When did Jodie Foster suddenly become hot? She hasn't looked that good since at least the late '70s. It's almost enough to inspire a presidential assassination attempt, or something.

3. Ebert pointed this out, but how could the Christopher Plummer character possibly be old enough to have assisted the Nazis as a banker, during World War II? Wouldn't he be about 90 or older? And why would he keep the incriminating evidence hidden in a safety deposit box? Why not just destroy it?

4. At one point, after everyone leaves the police trailer, we see the Willem Dafoe character pick up the phone and tell whoever is on the other end, "we've got a problem." As we've learned from "24," when an ancillary good guy makes that sort of call it tends to mean he's up to no good. But it's never mentioned or referred to again. Is this a subtle hint that he was either in on the robbery, or in cahoots with the evil bank boss?

5. Isn't it strange that what essentially amounts to a tale of Jewish revenge was directed by Spike Lee, of all people?

Posted by Stephen Silver at March 27, 2006 03:17 PM

You ask all the wrong questions BLOGGER! Also Jodie Foster has always been pretty. Try the movie Contact. She looked good in that and that movie with Mel Gibson and Somersby among others. Also, Dennis O'Leary said in some movie called Engagement, she is naked and hot.

Posted by: A at March 27, 2006 10:27 PM

I have another question about the movie Inside Man. What was the purpose of digging the hole thru the floor in the storage room where Clive Owen hid after the hostages left the bank. There is no reason for digging the hole. Did they put something into the sewer...but what and for what reason. All the tools they carried into the bank could be hid in the same space Owen hid in.

Posted by: Robert Bird at April 7, 2006 12:18 AM

re: What was the purpose of digging the hole thru the floor in the storage room ....? This was where Clive crapped. (That stumped me too for a while) Otherwise, it'd be pretty obvious something or someone was back there

Posted by: AvgGirl at April 14, 2006 09:36 PM
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