Tuesday, March 22, 2011


This weekend I saw Limitless at the theater. It was my reward to myself for a) writing a ten page paper about Adidas' acquisitions (not exciting) and b) adding ten thousand words to my novel (exciting!).

And it was a perfect reward. Limitless was an amazing movie - one of the best I've seen in a while.

Limitless is a sci-fi flick about a down-on-his-luck writer who gets the chance to try out a miracle drug that allows the user to access every part of their brain, every memory of everything they've seen and read, every bit of analytical power.

Too bad it has some side effects. And that everyone wants a piece of the guy with the drug...

I loved that the main character is a writer (watch the trailer!), although I must admit they didn't exactly write publishing exactly (an advance on his novel before it's written? um, about that...).  I love the voice in this movie - the humor, the narrative was a little reminiscent of what I liked about fight club.  It had a great concept, and a plot that made the ending as perfect as the beginning.  It's just a fun sci-fi action flick.

Also, the lead Bradley Cooper is wicked hot.


Cheree said...

I so want to see Limitless. It was one of my choices when I went the other night, but I chose to see the Adjustment Bureau (not a mistake).

Lauri said...

I loved it when the words for his novel were falling from the ceiling!

Old Kitty said...

Oooh and it's got Mr DeNiro too!!

I've not heard of this film but guess we'll get it here like a month after you guys first!!!!

Thanks for the review and the clip! take care

Kittie Howard said...

I'm always behindd the eight ball when it comes to new movies. I wait for the DVD because the tallest person around always! sits in front of me at the theatre.

Neurotic Workaholic said...

I haven't seen Limitless, but I do love when the main characters of movies are writers. I especially like it when they're struggling writers, like Paul Giamatti's character in Sideways. It's interesting to see how filmmakers portray the writing process.

Anonymous said...

This looks interesting. I can't wait to see it.