2012 #129 - Limitless
I went into this film, which is on Netflix Instant Watch, not knowing how I would end up feeling about it. I like Bradley Cooper but he tends to play the same character in every film. Kind of a cocky pretty boy, who sometimes means well but wears open shirts and fitted jeans to show off his physique. This film starts off differently, where he has a shitty haircut and is a bit of a loser, a writer who just can’t get his words down on paper and has been dumped by his girlfriend. Enter shady brother of his previous wife and a pill that can open up your mind. Others want it, you know the basic drill. But somehow even though this film is quite cliche, it held my attention and gave Robert DeNiro a better than usual role. I enjoyed it and its light action throughout. And Cooper makes for a good leading man. I wish he’d get the Flash role, if that film ever gets made.