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Mr. Nobody (2009) - Movie Review

"Every path is the right path. Everything could've been anything else. And it would have just as much meaning."

Mr. Nobody is a movie which shows the multiple possibilities a young boy's life could turn out when he is faced with a choice at a critical moment in his life.

The movie shows different timelines/possibilities where the life of the boy could head to depending on certain choices, all with their ups and downs. Some were more joyous than others, some more depressing, some more heartfelt etc. While it is impossible to show all the possibilities, the movie did it best to show as much as possible in the time frame it had without getting too crammed up or rushed.

Jared Leto plays the lead and gives a great performance, not surprisingly. And the accompanying cast also gives an almost universal good performance.

The movie does have this 'Inception confusion' effect where different stuff happening at different times could confuse the viewer and in addition to that, the movie has this thick layer of coat containing philosophical questions, science theories etc that one could delve deep into searching for more meaning or whatever, but in the end, the core of the movie is rather simple.

This movie really gripped me from the start and it didn't felt nearly as long as its 2 and half hour run-time. The cinematography was pretty nice and some illustrations, like the future world shown, was great.

A great watch which I would definitely recommend.

8.3/10

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