Mr. Nobody (2009)

Mr. Nobody (2009)

Directed by: Jaco Van Dormael

Starring: Jared Leto, Sarah Polley, Diane Kruger

This movie looked kinda interesting because it had some neat visuals… then it turned out that it never settled into any sort of coherent story that meant anything, and the visuals were all that were left. Yeah, that’s a great way to make a movie. Whether it’s Transformers or this artsy piece of shit, focusing only on special effects and the visual feeling of a film is a recipe for disaster.

The “story” of Mr. Nobody is that there’s an old guy named Nemo Nobody and he’s the last living mortal. He tells a reporter about three or more completely contradictory stories of his life which he may or may not have lived, each involving him marrying a different girl that he grew up with. In the end, it turns out that all of this is just what the nine-year-old version of him is imagining could happen with his life, and he’s just trying to choose between going with his mom or dad when they get divorced.

This movie is extremely obnoxious with the way it’s structured. You see the ends of stories first, you jump from path to path without any rhyme or reason, and there are parts where the main character just addresses the audience and explains the dumbass philosophies the directer believes in. After about a half hour in, you don’t care about what happens to anybody anymore, because you know for a fact that none of it matters. Mr. Nobody is a terrible film and it is in no way worth watching on any artistic merit.

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