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Looper Showcases the Most Awkward Family Reunion Ever

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Mostly because the reunion consists of one person… at two different stages of life. And, as you may recall, the younger version has been hired to kill the older version. So the conversation is understandably a bit strained in this Looper clip. I like how Bruce Willis immediately dismisses discussing the time travel aspects, partially because it would be exceedingly complicated and partially because the guy Willis and Joseph Gordon-Levitt are both playing doesn’t exactly seem to be the kind of guy who would have a firm grasp on the science involved. On the other hand, I would have liked to see them try, especially if all they had were straws. (Via Twitch)

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