The Pleasure of Being Robbed (2008)

Josh Safdie directs Eleonore Hendricks, himself and Jordan Zaldez in this mumblecore crime drama about a New York pickpocket on a kleptomaniac spree.

Never has a film reminded me so much of the music video for Daft Punk’s Da Funk. We wander around aimlessly, lonely, witnessing cute Eleonore commit her small crimes. It all adds up to nothing. We shift into a joyride of unrequited romance and then low rent fantasy. She eventually nicks a copy of The Taking of Pelham 123. You enjoy that Eleonore. It is a good ‘un. Big up Manhattan guerilla location shoots.

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