Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Mr. Nobody by Jaco van Dormael, 2009 (R)
with Jared Leto, Sarah Polley (Take This Waltz), Diane Kruger (Les garçons et Guillaume, à table), Linh Dan Pham (Tout Ce Qui Brille - All That Glitters), Rhys Ifans (The Five-Year Engagement), Natasha Little, Toby Regbo, Juno Temple (Jack & Diane, The Dark Knight Rises, Kaboom), Clare Stone, Chiara Caselli, Daniel Brochu, Daniel Mays
The last mortal in a world of immortals, Nemo Nobody begins reviewing his life at the age of 120, trying to determine if he made the right decisions. Potential choices during a pivotal moment on a train platform lead to several possible lives.
This is a complicated one to review, mostly because the mix of genres makes it quite unclassifiable, which in a way reminds me of Cloud Atlas. It is an alien which you continue to watch pleasantly (perhaps sometimes a little too slowly), until it gets you somewhere. It is cute, somehow unpretentious, and for someone who isn't a fan of Diane Kruger, she quite amazed me (I gotta admit it took me the entire movie to figure out who she was).