Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Mr. Nobody

Is about everybody...

This 2009 science fiction fantasy by Jaco Van Dormael and starring the exquisitely talented Jared Leto evokes Sliding Doors and It's a Wonderful Life.  It's langorous pace and revisiting of the protagonist's life choices with variables changed again and again might distract the average moviegoer, but the patient and attentive viewer will be rewarded with a film that is thoughtful, kind, wistful, and sad.  Mr. Nobody is about memories, first love, second chances, third choices, regret, and satisfaction.

"As long as you don't choose everything remains possible." - Nemo Nobody

If only that were true.