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.
Awesome movie! First time using this site as a precursor to movie-watching, and not in the slightest disappointed! 6 people liked this review.
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 1 person liked this review.