American Hustle (2013) - I am placing this on par with The Usual Suspects. So well written and well acted with a super surprise (to me) actor thrown in. I was guessing until the very end! Great movie - though I don't see it as a comedy. - k. 1/20/14
"Rain Man" This road-trip movie about an autistic savant and his callow brother is far from seamless, but Barry Levinson's direction is impressive, and strong performances from Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman add to its appeal.
at first i really enjoyed the structure (staged in a theater, with swirling, intertwining, and multipurpose sets), but at some point while watching, it became too much of a distraction, and i got a bit lost in the plot. it was incredibly beautiful to watch throughout, though.