Enter the devil in the form of his ex-brother-law, who offers him salvation in the form of a smart drug, NZT, - of course its untested and illegal. Miraculously or not, Eddie is able to perform incredible feats - such as total recall of everything he's read in the past, like, ever. Overnight, he becomes a talented linguist and he plays the stock market - not unlike a demon on RedBull - trading live stock for dollar signs. Life for Eddie hums along nicely for all of five minutes - until he runs out of the NZT. Gordon Gekko comes knocking in the guise of Wall Street Jackal, Van Loon, played by Robert De Niro - a would-be corporate mentor for Eddie. Throw into the mix one particular nasty Russian crime-boss from the streets and well, things slide from bad to horrifically awful in milliseconds.
So, did I like this film? You know the 'Its Complicated' status on Facebook? Well, it's like that - not quite knowing who's telling the truth - and the disparity between Good vs. Evil? Yes, that old cookie - in our fluffy-cotton-wool-world, Good naturally takes Evil, right? Not so with this movie - it's well... complicated... in a 'wannabe-Inception-meets-the original-Wall-Street-and-flirts-with-Bourne-Identity' type of way. What I really loved? His kick-ass apartment and the special effects when his old self caught up to his shiny -new improved version. And the humour, there's plenty of it - I especially love the Chinese restaurant scene. Do I recommend viewing? Er, yes. I'd definitely recommend this one for Bradley Cooper Pantsers and De Niro Worshippers. Needless to say, I tick both those boxes.
|Gratuitous shot of Mr Cooper|
* deep sigh *
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A/N: Hello! Yes, it's another late night post this side of the pond, the parallel universe is certainly keeping me on my toes. I hope you are all well - and writing? Have a fabulous weekend wherever you are on this lovely planet. I'll be relaxing and spending the last few days with my mother this weekend - she flies back very, very soon. Talei xox
PS: And yes, I posted Mr Coopers pic at the end of my review - so you wouldn't get distracted before reading it... I know you didn't, right?