Lawrence Bender is an incredibly well-known film producer. While he grew up in Brooklyn, New York, Bender would go to attend school at the University of Maine. It was at this university where Bender would obtain a degree in Civil Engineering. Fortunately, many film fans are happy that he decided to pursue his passion for producing movies. Considering that, my favorite movie produced by Lawrence Bender is Jackie Brown.
This film was released in 1997 and features Pam Grier as the main star. That being said, there are plenty of other major cast members in this film including Samuel L. Jackson, Bridget Fonda, Robert De Niro, and Michael Keaton. This is the only film that notable friend of Lawrence Bender, Quentin Tarantino, has ever adapted from a previous work which was a novel titled Rum Punch.
The title character of this films works as a flight attendant. However, Jackie Brown finds herself earning additional income by sneaking drugs around the world while working for a dangerous drug dealer. Eventually, Jackie Brown must find herself dealing with pressure from both law enforcement and her boss wanting her to complete more smuggling work. What follows are plenty of plot twists that only Tarantino and Bender could work together to deliver.
Jackie Brown is a movie that combines multiple genres well, taking elements from action, crime, thriller, and comedic films. However, many people offer praise for the amazing acting that went into this film. It’s worth noting that each actor and actress in this film all deliver amazingly realistic performances. In turn, this helps the viewer to fully immerse themselves in the story. It was said that the casting process for this film reportedly took a very long time to complete.
In conclusion, my favorite Lawrence Bender film is Jackie Brown. This movie helped to reignite the career of legendary actress Pam Grier and actor Robert Forster. This film features Grier as the title character, a flight attendant who is finding herself on both sides of the law. Jackie Brown is a wild ride that will leave viewers intrigued and thoroughly entertained.