E3 Spark Plugs Recommends: "Cop Car"
They're calling it a "wild blend of innocence and Coen Brothers violence" - and with good reason. Imagine a film in the ilk of 1986's Stand by Me-meets-Joel and Ethan Coen's murderous debut, Blood Simple and you've got sense of Director Jon Watts' Cop Car.
The film stars Kevin Bacon as both the cop and the bad guy. When two 10-year-old boys find Sheriff Kretzer's car seemingly abandoned in a field, they take it for a joyride. And that's when the cat-and-mouse game turns deadly.
"Edge-of-seat drama," says one reviewer. "The adults are suitably weird/deranged, but the two young stars completely steal the show. Their performances felt totally honest... I would recommend this film even if you think you can't stand child actors. Or Kevin Bacon. Or cop films. Or car chases. Not for the faint of heart, but if you like suspense, you'll enjoy the ride."
Cop Car premiered January 24 at the Sundance Festival and landed distribution four days later. It's set for release nationwide August 7. We here at E3 Spark Plugs can't wait.