This was quite a blockbuster and since it involved drug use to achieve higher states of consciousness, I had to check it out. It’s based on a novel by Alan Glynn, directed by Neil Burger (also starring Bradley Hotdog) and I must say that the conversion was successful with a few errors that are expected in this type of process. The cast is excellent, although I had trouble imagining Bradley Cooper not being Hangover, with Robert De Niro and Abbie Cornish doing routinely what they do best. Effects were very good, used at the right times and relatively unobtrusive, considering the fact that this movie could have easily turned into standard issue mainstream special effects extravaganza. Limitless had those distinct dream-like and realistic parts, creating a very vibrant dynamic between them. I felt that the ending was a bit rushed and left a lot of things unexplained, but I guess that’s the books fault, since I can already smell a sequel. Also, there were some major plot holes, but with a bit of imagination, that’s not such a problem.

Eddie Morra is a failed writer, spiraling in and out of drugs and alcohol abuse while trying to write something good. A chance encounter with his former brother in law will change everything, when he’s a offered a new, mysterious drug. Not knowing what’s in it or what are the effects, he takes it and suddenly realizes that he’s remembering and knowing everything that he has ever seen, heard, touched and smelled. Apart from this he can actually think clearly and use much more of his brain power which will create a series of events that will lead to… Well, check out the movie and see for yourself.

Director: Neil Burger

Cast: Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro, Abbie Cornish, Andrew Howard, Anna Friel, Johnny Whitworth

Fun Facts: Shia LaBeouf was cast but had to drop out after he badly injured his arm in a car accident. He was replaced by Bradley Cooper.


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