You know how they say that we can only access 20% of our brains? Well imagine being able to access 100% of your brain.... becoming literally Limitless. Last night I went to got see the film Limitless, a 2011 American techno-thriller film based on the 2001 novel The Dark Fields by Alan Glynn. The screenplay was written by Leslie Dixon and the film was directed by Neil Burger and stars Bradley Cooper, Abbie Cornish, and Robert De Niro. The film was released in the United States and Canada on March 18, 2011.
Synopsis: Eddie Morra (Bradley Cooper) is a writer who lives in New York City and has recently been dumped by his girlfriend Lindy (Abbie Cornish) in addition to failing to meet the deadline to turn in his new book, which he hasn't written yet. One day, Eddie comes across Vernon Gant (Johnny Whitworth), the brother of his ex-wife Melissa Gant (Anna Friel). Vernon is a drug dealer who offers Eddie a sample of a new drug, NZT-48. Eddie accepts and, much to his surprise, the drug increases his intelligence and improves his focus.
The film has received decent reviews from critics and I must say, I liked it myself. Although at times a bit unrealistic (well, all of it), the films fast pace kept me intrigued. I was captivated by Bradley Cooper's believable and at times amusing performance that made this thechno-triller unexpectedly funny. Check out the preview below for yourself and see if it interests you.
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Have a good weekend!