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Mr. Nobody (2009)

Mr. Nobody (2009)

Tragic, beautiful... what do you call this? How do you sum it up? Creative filming. Suitable music. Love. Time. An endless story. A conclusive story. A story of stories that didn't exist - alternative lives, all connected, all in the mind: all the choices of a nine year old kid.

The angels of oblivion? Life after death? Death after life? I don't know what to say, but I like it. It's a new approach. A blend of science and sci-fi. Narrative doses of facts, then philosophy; then fiction. Creative angles. Flashbacks, time-skips, and naps, but all in a sensible order.

If the main character's voice - as an old man, hadn't been so crackled, and the future world didn't have so comical overtones... maybe this would've been a high five. And maybe if it didn't end with a big bang, and the main character reliving a moment from his long-lost but ever-present youth... but maybe that's what made it special, too.
The contrast.

And when it's all over: do you relive your life? A whole world in which the old man was an architect, come to an end, and the universe along with him. Or: the universe come to an end, just as he was an old man, teetering on the edge of oblivion; the last mortal man on Earth?

It did seem a bit too much to be true, but who knew. It'll make sense if you see it. It's too big a picture to give away with spoilers.

In the end I'm left in wonder and melancholy, pondering the choices of my youth. Fearing age. My mind is awhirl with impressions, and I feel there should be more to say here that my thoughts don't convey. That's the kind of movie it was. Great actors. Great angles. Great watch.

Mr. Nobody... his life sure was something else. Or could have been.

 rated 4/5: fo shizzle


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