Main Actors: Bradley Cooper, Anna Friel and Robert De Niro
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (I thought it was closer to R)
Passionate Expressions: A LOT.
Useless Vulgar Language: Also quite a few of these, pushing the PG-13 limits for sure.
Sex: Some people have sex, but it isn’t a big part of the story and breezes right by every time.
Violence: Yes. It was a bit brutal for PG-13 violence but it was necessary for the story and tied to the plot. Not just violence for the sake of violence.
Overall Rating: B+
Visual Effects: A
Food to Watch With: I felt like bar food when I watched this so, nachos, wings, beer and onion rings.
Plot Synopsis: A man takes pills that let him use all of his brain and he uses it to his advantage.
Review: Wasn’t expecting too much of this movie and it turned out to be a pleaser. I was wondering when I popped it into the DVD player how they were going to visualize the enhanced mental capacity and I found the way they manipulated the camera view/angle and the lighting changes to be simple and brilliant. I thought Bradley Cooper did a great job and the script/plot was thought out well. I will say I thought that some of the violence in the movie was a bit unexpected and strong. The way the drug starts to affect the main character and the way he tries to swim his way back to normalcy is portrayed extremely wall; I felt for a little bit like I was watching and episode of “House”.
Life Lessons: Robert De Niro is always a power hungry little monster.
Summary: Much better than anticipated and I thought Bradley Cooper was better looking than my wife did.
Would I Watch This Again: Yep.