Bright Lights in the Movies
9/11/2012 (updated 10/2/2012)

"Bright Lights" Twice in 2 TIFF Movies

Steven Rea, Inquirer Movie Columnist and Critic -

Happening now at the Toronto International Film Festival:

Looper, the time-travel thriller with Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis playing the same guy separated by decades, until they're together in the same place at the same time, and

Smashed, a terrifically smart L.A. indie starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World) and Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad) as a couple of desperate twenty-something alcoholics.

Completely different pics, except that both use the classic Richard and Linda Thompson song
"I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight" at key points in the soundtrack.

The Obscure Song From 1974 That Connects LOOPER And SMASHED