Cosmopolis R CC

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28-year old finance golden boy Eric Packer watches his world implode when Wall Street collapses.

Starring:
Robert Pattinson, Sarah Gadon
Runtime:
1 hour 50 minutes

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Cosmopolis

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Genres Drama, Thriller
Director David Cronenberg
Starring Robert Pattinson, Sarah Gadon
Supporting actors Paul Giamatti, Kevin Durand, Abdul Ayoola, Juliette Binoche, Emily Hampshire, Bob Bainborough, Samantha Morton, Zeljko Kecojevic, Jay Baruchel, Philip Nozuka, Mathieu Amalric, Patricia McKenzie, Ryan Kelly, Nadeem Umar-Khitab, Albert Gomez, Gouchy Boy, David Schaap, Warren Chow
Studio Koch Entertainment Distribution
MPAA rating R (Restricted)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 3-day viewing period. Details
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Boring, senseless, and a waste of time.
S. Taylor
As film progresses it almost seems that main character's internal turmoil is expressing itself with riots happening outside of his limo.
Reader
Just could not get into this movie, I just thought it was weird that everything seemed to happen from his limo...
Nick

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121 of 149 people found the following review helpful By Mary on September 18, 2012
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*Contains Spoilers*

I read this book when Robert Pattinson signed on to the project, and to be honest, I didn't like it on the first reading. It grew on me by the second reading, but the movie made me love it. One of the challenges Cosmopolis faces is that it's impossible complete the phrase, "The moral of the story is...." and so many people, me included, dislike things that can't be easily defined. I've seen interviews with David Cronenberg and Robert Pattinson where they say that it is impossible to tell you what they story is about, but don't make the mistake of thinking that it's about nothing, it's just about open to so many interpretations that it's impossible to pin down. I'll give you mine, but rest assured that if you don't like what I see, chances are you'll see something else entirely anyway.

The story, in it's most basic form, is about Eric Packer's limo ride across the crowded city to get a haircut. He encounters various people and scenarios along the way, and inexpicably he encounters his new wife at several stops along the way, even though that would seem to be impossible since he's seemingly moving forward (albeit slowly) and she appears to intend to remain somewhat stationary. In a sense I think the limo ride is a microcosm for a Eric's journey through life. There is that saying that some people are in your life for a reason and some people are in your life for a season and I think he encounters his wife several times as a symbol of all people in a person's life that they keep coming back to, but it's poignant because he never really understands her, or her him even though there is that desire. They both very much are pretending to be normal, or at least understand normal, and don't we all feel that way sometimes?
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70 of 90 people found the following review helpful By lahani on September 21, 2012
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I won't try and explain this movie to you, because I think it's impossible to do. There are many, many interpretations of what goes on and I believe that you have to see it for yourself to determine what it means to you. That being said, I had great conversation afterwards trying to decide just what I thought it portrayed, and I came up with several. I will finally just say that this is definitely one that I will purchase so that I can watch and re-watch it. And I'm sure that every time I see it I will come up with something different. THAT's what makes this a great movie to me! The acting, especially by Robert Pattinson, was absolutely phenomenal. The ensemble actors were all wonderful though and each brought something very different to the movie. I can't wait until this becomes available - I will be first on the list and suggest that you get on that list as well!!
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From the strange to the sublime, few filmmakers have fascinated me more than David Cronenberg. The Canadian auteur has made some of my all time favorites, and his distinctive sense of macabre humor and his skewed world view is in evidence even in his most mainstream work. With a string of great films that included Scanners, Videodrome, The Dead Zone, The Fly and Dead Ringers, he earned a nickname (a personal favorite) as the King of Venereal Horror. But not to limit himself to genre work, he also scored accolades for his interpretation of Naked Lunch, A History of Violence, and Eastern Promises. I love Cronenberg in case you couldn't tell! Even his less successful pictures courted big ideas (Existenz, Spider) and/or great shock value (Crash). Say what you will, Cronenberg makes the films he wants to make and to heck with anyone else! I have to respect that. That is a large preface to discussing his latest effort "Cosmopolis," which in my estimation is a film that will elicit strong reactions from its viewers in both the negative and the positive sense. Adapting Don DeLillo's novel of the same name, the film unravels like a surreal (and utterly deadpan) dream as society teeters on the brink of anarchy.

Robert Pattinson veers about as far away from his Twilight role as one movie will allow. I appreciate that he wants to stretch as an actor and Cronenberg is notoriously good with his performers (Jeremy Irons' best work is in Dead Ringers and Jeff Goldblum was never better than in The Fly). Pattinson plays a financial genius who is betting his company's fortune on the day's events. In the midst of increasing turmoil, however, he becomes obsessed with riding across town to seek out a barber from his past.
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15 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Balbanes on January 12, 2013
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Understand that I have a great appreciation for the surreal and non narrative structured films of our age. I am an avid David Lynch and Charlie Kaufman fan so these types of films tend to appeal to me. However Cosmopolis was a lifeless film, it was an audiobook with pictures. I was 30 minutes into the film asking myself when will the film actually begin. The acting is monotone and when I mean monotone I mean the actors including the main character all speak like the agents in the matrix, there is no chemistry or engagements between the characters, almost like they could all be CGI talking to blue screens, most of the time they are not even looking at one another while speaking. I understand capitalism is a machine and that could be a minor explanation for the dialogue but it just does not engage the viewer one bit. It kind of reminds me of the film Waking Life but lacking in any substantial existential realizations. Paul Giamatti's 15 minute performance at the end was suberb and probably left a lasting impression on some to give it a favorable review. However this performance does not amend the fact that you just spent an hour and a half listening to dialogue as monotone as a GPS indicator and watching actors just reading lines out loud as if they were reading the script for the first time. The artistic qualities of this film have eluded me, if one finds mathematics to be an art then this film may appeal to you otherwise this film is 2 hours of wasted existence. To sum it up it is like eating a box of unfrosted shredded wheat for dessert.
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