Tuesday, October 29, 2013


Mr. Nobody

Jared Leto, Sarah Polley


September 26, 2013 (VOD)
November 1, 2013 (LIMITED)

Jaco Van Dormael

Magnolia Pictures

2 hours 19 minutes



Before he went on to "retire" from acting and focus on his music career with the band 30 Seconds To Mars, Jared Leto made a film that premiered back in 2009 called "Mr. Nobody."  Upon its premiere, the overall consensus was positive, but many viewers were left scratching their heads and wondering "What the hell was that?"  I don't blame them, because that's exactly how I was after watching this 139 minute opus.  The plot of this movie is so multi-layered and complex that it would take multiple paragraphs to explain it all.  But really, the film is about one thing and one thing only: choice.

"Mr. Nobody" is, at its core, a movie about the possible outcomes of any choice one makes in their particular lives, whether it's something as complicated as staying with you mother or father after a divorce or choosing which vegetable to have as a side.  This movie requires deep thinking after it, as well as the use of your own imagination and philosophies.  If you're up for something like that, then give "Mr. Nobody" a chance.  America might be late to the game releasing this flick, but I have a strong feeling that over time, this could become a classic among future movie-lovers everywhere.

The acting is fantastic, with Jared Leto playing his character at multiple ages.  The visuals are superb and mesmerizing, almost going up against "Gravity" and "Life of Pi" as the best use of special effects this decade.  Finally the script, while confusing, is fascinating and really well thought out.  "Mr. Nobody" is like the weird combination of "Inception" and "Elysium," (to an extent) that overall forms into an amazing movie.  If the idea of "Inception" and "Elysium" mixed together didn't peak your interest, then this is not the movie for you to see.  If it did interest you, though, then you are in for one hell of a confusing but rewarding ride.

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