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Thursday, April 21, 2011
If you can take a ''magic pill'' which would make you superhuman-super smart and rich, would you? Limitless brings to mind the old adages of: if something seems to good to be true it probably is and beware of strangers come bearing gifts.
Limitless stars Bradley Cooper as Eddie Mora, a struggling ,down on his luck writer who is suffering from a chronic case of writer's block. Along comes his ex brother-in-law with a super drug, NZT, that allows him to tap his full potential-allowing him to remember everything he's every read ,seen or heard, remember complex equations and learn new languages in a day. With these new abilities, Eddie is soon heralded as the new super whiz investor on Wall Street which brings him the attention of Carl Van Loon (Robert De Niro) -a mega mogul who who invites him to broker the biggest merger in corporate history. Mora soon comes to find out that all that glitters isn't gold and is soon on a deadly run,fighting for his life.
What's Good about the Movie:
The storyline. It was well weaved together and executed. The narration by Bradley throughout the film,helped to enhance the viewing experience for the audience and allowed us to experience everything he went through.
The acting and performances
Bradley played Eddie Mora with a level of vulnerability and authenticity that at times it was difficult to separate Eddie from Bradley and Bradley's likability factor easily transferred to Mora in his portrayal.
What can we say about the great Robert De Niro who is simply brilliant as Car Van Loon.
What's bad about the Movie:
One of the things I felt should have been done to even improve the storyline was to allow us to see who were responsible for the manufacture of NZT and what was the story behind it.
Overall Grade: A-, Everything in life comes at price,limitless seeks to ask the question of how high a price are you willing to pay to unleash your full potential and is definitely a must see.