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The Best Thief in the World (2004)

Izzy, the youngest son of a troubled New York family, takes a shine to breaking into people's apartments as a way to get attention.

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The story of a young boy (Izzy) and his family, living in New York. His father (Paul) has recently had a stroke, completely debilitating him mentally and physically. Izzy tries to escape the reality of it all by breaking into nearby homes. His mother (Sue) struggles to keep the family together, battling Izzy's outbursts and the strains of the entire situation. Written by Dan

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Rated R for language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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16 January 2004 (USA)  »

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Sue: What do I know?
Izzy: What do any of us know?
Sue: Exactly, honey. Exactly.
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Really interesting film with great performances
11 May 2004 | by (Westchester, NY) – See all my reviews

I saw this film at Sundance, and really enjoyed it. Strong script and very strong performances - particulary from Mary Louise Parker and Michael Silverman. I was really excited to read that Prince Paul from De La Soul had scored the film, and thought he and his partner Don Newkirk did a great job to produce a retro hip hop sound. Apparently they used a new camera to shoot the film, and it has produced a very high end, interesting look. I'd like to see more from this director. He's taken a very different direction from his last film "Haiku Tunnel", which played at Sundance a few years ago.


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