Cosmopolis

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Based on the novel by Don DeLILLO and brought to the screen by David Cronenberg. Comospolis stars Robert Pattinson, Jay Baruchel, Paul Giamatti & Juliette Binoche.

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Premise: Riding across Manhattan in a stretch limo in order to get a haircut, a 28-year-old billionaire asset manager’s day devolves into an odyssey with a cast of characters that start to tear his world apart.

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Review: I had always been intrigued by this film, now that I’ve seen it, I’m still intrigued. Maybe the movie’s way to smart for me, too metaphorical for my taste, or I shouldn’t have watched it while pulling an all nighter. Cosmopolis has a lot of interesting themes in it but the way they are presented did not do it for me.

The performances seem on point, I say seem because I’m not sure what the direction was. Cosmopolis feels like a dream, but the weird kind, I thought I was tripping. I don’t take drugs or often drink to excess but it felt like I took something bad, some kind of drug that had turned bad that I shouldn’t taken. I want to say Cosmopolis and lack of sleep do not mix but really I don’t think it was a good movie. Despite the really cool underlying themes the film was not very good. I may have understand where Cronenberg was going with it and what it was about but I struggled to watch this movie to the end. It’s a rich people problem movie that will resonate with very few of us. The megalomania of the rich, the economic crisis, creed I did get all that but the film was still poorly handled. In 10 or 15 years when everything will have gone to shit maybe it would look like a master piece but for now it’s not. 

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Sometimes, when watching a film I want to read the book for broader experience of the story, well with Cosmopolis that is not the case. 

How about you what did you think?

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