Cinematic adaptations of Elmore Leonard's novels have, on the whole, been notoriously bad. The notable exceptions have been Tarantino's criminally under-rated Jackie Brown, Barry Sonnefeld's Get Shorty and Steven Soderbergh's Out of Sight. Starring George Clooney and Jennifer Lopez, Out of Sight retains all the slickness of Leonard's plotting and dialogue, yet provides a perfect platform for its director and stars to shine.
The soundtrack, provided by DJ David Holmes, is impeccable with classic cuts from the Isley Brothers, Dean Martin, Mongo Santamaria and Willie Bobo interspersed with dialogue from the movie and Holmes own Fender Rhodes led compositions. Tracks like The Trunk Scene, Tub Scene and No More Time Outs positively ooze the all too evident onscreen sexual chemistry between the movies' two attractive leads.
Out of Sight proved that Elmore Leonard could be brought to the screen in a way his many fans appoved of, George Clooney wasn't just a pretty face, Jennifer Lopez wasn't just a perfume commercial with generously proportioned gluteous maximus and Steve Soderbergh and David Holmes were a winning combination.