Tuesday, June 30, 2015

REVIEW: Mr. Nobody

Jaco Van Dormael's Mr. Nobody plays with a brilliant idea that's been done to death. The garden of forking paths ... the road not taken. What if I'd gone to that meeting, slept with that girl, mailed that letter, taken that trip, invested in Apple stock in 1983? Sliding Doors ... Run Lola Run, etc. It's been done.

But it's not like those movies. So, what it's like? Well, I could say it's Slaughterhouse V + Little Big Man + Donny Darko = Mr Nobody. But I won't.

 is elegant, in the sense that a good scientific theory is elegant. It seems like a complicated mishmosh at first, but the director doesn't cheat you. In the end it all really comes together.

HEre's a bloody flow chart... Mr. Nobody Flow Chart.

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