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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?Read more ›
The movie deals heavily in allegory and is chock full of metaphors of the declining state of society as interpreted by screenplay-writer/director David Cronenberg from the Don DeLillo novel. Though there actually are a few points along the way that give the story some life - interesting visuals and important moments - they are dragged down by the somber overtones and sullenness of the portrayals. Of course, this is drama, but overall the film leans too severely on unrelieved angst.
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Make sure you are ready for a lot of dialogue, some of which can be intentionally over the heads of most watcher. I loved the peculiar character Pattinson portrayed.Published 26 days ago by JoLynn Plato
I don't know what state of consciousness you are supposed to be in when you start watching this but I was not there. Youth?Published 7 months ago by joShu
Very slow and weird didn't really have much of a storyline at allPublished 8 months ago by Teresa Furr
Vulgar, boring, mannered, self-conscious, almost impossible to watch. One star is generous.Published 8 months ago by John