Movie review – Mr. Nobody

Mr. Nobody

(2009)

Silliness ranking: Yes.

Beautiful: Yes. Very.

Fun/entertainment factor: Yes. High.

Feeling at end of movie: Good.

Random thought at end of movie: Should get a window breaker in case car goes off a bridge.

In general, butterflies, raindrops, snowflakes, sparrows, and falling leaves have very little chance with me (not to mention bicycles in outer space). But that’s just me.

The movie is about a guy named Nemo (aka Mr. Nobody) and the different lives he lives, all running parallel to one another, depending on the choices he makes. It makes for a pretty psychedelic mix, but it’s not really all that confusing to follow. In one of his lives, Nemo’s writing a story set in the distant future, and we also see glimpses of that, so it’s entirely possible that the whole film is set within his novel. Or not.

Overall, the story comes together very well, although by about the last third it felt a bit drawn out. One of the strongest parts of the film is the relationship between the teenage Nemo and Anna.

Overall recommend: Yes. It’s one of those films that will stick with you and you’ll be thinking about it for a while.

Rating: Four out of five stars.

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