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Mr. Nobody (2009)Mr. Nobody (2009)

Mr. Nobody (2009)

This ambitious sci-fi romance with Jared Leto has become an indie cult classic.

Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Science Fiction

9.0

movie

Belgium, Canada

English

Challenging, Discussion-sparking, Mind-blowing

2009

Jaco Van Dormael

Aaron Landt, Allan Corduner, Audrey Giacomini

141 min

Synopsis

Nemo Nobody leads an ordinary existence with his wife and 3 children; one day, he wakes up as a mortal centenarian in the year 2092.

Our Take

9.0
Utathya Ghosh

In a world where mortality has been overcome, people watch in awe as the as the 118-year-old Nemo Nobody, the last mortal on Earth, nears his end. He is interviewed about his life, recounting it at three points in time: as a 9-year-old after his parents divorced, when he first fell in love at 15, and as an adult at 34. The three stories seemingly contradict each other. Utilizing non-linear cinematography, Belgian director Jaco Van Dormael presents each of these branching pathways as a version of what could have been. The result is a complex, entangled narrative. That and the movie’s ensemble cast, featuring Jared Leto, Sarah Polley, and Diane Kruger, have turned Mr. Nobody into a cult classic. The soundtrack, featuring several of the beautifully restrained music by Eric Satie, is also considered a masterpiece. While it is surely not for everybody, this is trippy, intimate, and existential sci-fi at its best.

Comments

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Zhorky

Oh man… there is so much to say on this movie. A must watch for every science fiction / mystery fan. A lot of things happen at the same time and you need to stay focused on all of the plots to see what’s actually going on. One of my favorites.

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humidafterall

While the concept per se could be interesting (basically a Sliding Doors on steroids), the result is: a patchwork of bad soap opera romances, some sci-fi glimpses, terrible characters (barely the only thing distinguishing the female characters is the hair color) , Magnolia-esque trivia facts here and there, dubious pills of philosophy, a soundtrack which looks like a playlist going on by itself, and very very cheesy cinematography. Very disappointed with this one

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Leah Sunshine

Awesome movie! First time using this site as a precursor to movie-watching, and not in the slightest disappointed!

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