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Every choice has a consequence. But what if the flip of a coin could trigger two separate but parallel destinies? Joseph Gordon-Levitt (500 DAYS OF SUMMER) and Lynn Collins (WOLVERINE) star as Bobby and Kate, a young New York couple at a crossroads whose lives are about to take very different heads/tails directions: A visit to Brooklyn leads them to gentle discoveries about family, loss and each other, while a day in Manhattan plunges them into an urban nightmare of pursuit, suspense and murder. Olivia Thirlby (JUNO) co-stars in this uniquely powerful thriller written, produced and directed by Scott McGehee and David Siegel, the award-winning filmmakers behind SUTURE, BEE SEASON and THE DEEP END.
Ingenious and engaging. --Marshall Fine, The Huffington Post
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The conceit of "Uncertainty" is that one decision can affect your entire life. At the beginning of the film, the young couple stands in the middle of a bridge--each then runs in opposite directions to launch two disparate stories based on that choice. The GREEN story follows the pair to a family outing with Collins' extended clan. This bit is gently observed, sweet, and humorous. I liked the story, but it was not as impactful as I might have wanted. The YELLOW story, however, provides more intrigue. Finding a lost cell phone, our duo find themselves enmeshed in a dangerous game of cat and mouse with the phone's owner.Read more ›
(1.) The concept of two people (partners) somehow separating their lives by flipping a coin to decide which of two directions they go and then to again meet but with the other's (partner) parallel self and then see what happens is interesting in a far fetched sort of way.
(2.) Great acting by the main characters helped pulled it off more than so than the story otherwise would have been.
(3.) Yellow and green identifiers to sort out the parallel lives was fun and useful.
(1.) Confusing beginning especially the running and with no setup explanation to guide the viewer as to what's taking place it made the viewing more of a "Huh"? experience until you sort it out.
(2.) Failed to utilize the rescued dog angle to complete that half of the story. Maybe should have had the dog save the lives of the other parallel halves story. The dysfunctional family life was shallow in one half and the gangster story as a counterpoint was good idea but was a poorly constructed in the other half.
(3) Would have been a more finished/complete story to somehow interact the two parallel halves at the end for some sort of explanation or closure.
Neutral: If you're confused at this point don't worry you'll see.
Incidentally this is not two different perspectives on the same story, but two completely different stories. One finds them picking up a stray dog, then going round to her moms where they face up to family and life issues, loss and a bad case of thespianisis. The other sees them finding a lost mobile phone in the back of the cab and then getting into a load of high octane adventures with a hit man or two who want it back.
Of the two the action story is the more gripping and so it was strange to juxtapose that with a story of family frailty and relationship issues. Had the latter been more explosive like a take from Tennessee Williams play for example then it would have been a better foil for the duelling of the two tales. As it is more subtle it sort of keeps letting the film go slightly off the boil. Then it is back to the action etc. And it is all full on again
All of the acting is fine but even Gordon-Levitt (playing a Canadian who does not say `aboot' - as if) can not breathe enough life into his character in places, and we all know he is a top rate actor and probably chose to do this as he likes supporting indie films, much to his credit.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very different type of movie. You have two different plot lines going on at the same time and you switch back and forth at the director's whim. Read morePublished 19 months ago by dhart
How on Earth does a movie get made with ZERO plot . . . well, only if it "stars" Levitt. Skip this abortion of a movie and you'll thank me for saving you nearly 2 hours of... Read morePublished on February 12, 2014 by my3centsworth
the best part of the movie was the trailer, The idea behind the movie is very original and special but the plot got stuck there was no why were there two couples ans there was no... Read morePublished on January 26, 2014 by slofsky
I loved this movie. Joseph Gordan Levitt played the part flawlessly, as usual. It is a really good movie and I have had multiple people watch it who really enjoyed it as well. Read morePublished on January 10, 2014 by Aislynn
Valiant efforts by the actors fall victim for an absolute absence of a credible storyline. Developing along highly predictable sequence of events, we continued praying for... Read morePublished on August 7, 2013 by Erik Kreps
This is a good movie. It's not my cup of tea but I still really liked it. I couldn't stop watching it till the very end. It keep my mind going. Read morePublished on December 31, 2012 by MaddieWBelle
3.5 stars. This was a four-star film until the ending, which, for me, did not fulfill the promise of the rest of the film. Read morePublished on July 14, 2012 by Harry O
same two characters two different stories , to me it made no sense. Even Q.T.'s pulp fiction made more sense when it was'nt in context. Read morePublished on March 15, 2012 by mann