Reasons (in no particular order) to see Cloud Atlas:
This movie will make you think: It's all about our lives, and the people we meet, and how that affects our past, present and future selves. In a tiny, tiny nutshell. Also, you haven't lived till you've watched a truly intelligent piece of filmmaking in central PA. People walked the fuck out. Like, late into the movie. I mean, if you've invested your time (not to mention the overpriced snacks) for two hours already, you may as well stay for the last hour. Unless they're late for their...I don't know, mud bog dirt racing? Is that a thing? This is a challenging film, but it is also worth it.
You will laugh: Jim Broadbent gives a fantastic performance. His one character, Timothy Cavendish, runs afoul of some criminal types (literally a long story) and winds up in senior-living home. His story brings a welcome dose of brevity amongst all the dramatic storylines about doomed lovers and corporate plots.
|Also, who doesn't love some crazy senior antics?|
|For me, it was right about here. I still can't even. I can't.|
|Hello daddy. *appropriate animal noise conveying lustful thoughts goes here*|
The strange makeup and future-language: I know it probably seems daunting at first. But after the first hour or so, they will both become part of the narrative. Don't worry. Also, there are some actors that you will not recognize underneath all the prosthetics . It's amazing.
|That's Halle Berry on the left. Speaking of which...|
It is not Here Comes the Boom: I mean, seriously? Who the fuck is watching this movie? One day, I'll be in one of those pitch meetings--high on bath salts, mind you--and just start naming awful things. Sarah Jessica Parker! Vaginal Mesh Prolapse Commercials! Genital Mutilation! Michael Bay! And it's all animated! There you have it, my official pitch for Candyland.
Cloud Atlas. Go see it. Or Argo. I hear that's pretty fucking great, too. No, wait, definitely Cloud Atlas.