Limitless (2011) - Plot Summary Poster

(I) (2011)

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  • An action-thriller about a writer who takes an experimental drug that allows him to use 100 percent of his mind. As one man evolves into the perfect version of himself, forces more corrupt than he can imagine mark him for assassination. Out-of-work writer Eddie Morra's (Cooper) rejection by girlfriend Lindy (Abbie Cornish) confirms his belief that he has zero future. That all vanishes the day an old friend introduces Eddie to NZT, a designer pharmaceutical that makes him laser focused and more confident than any man alive. Now on an NZT-fueled odyssey, everything Eddie's read, heard or seen is instantly organized and available to him. As the former nobody rises to the top of the financial world, he draws the attention of business mogul Carl Van Loon (De Niro), who sees this enhanced version of Eddie as the tool to make billions. But brutal side effects jeopardize his meteoric ascent. With a dwindling stash and hit men who will eliminate him to get the NZT, Eddie must stay wired long enough to elude capture and fulfill his destiny. If he can't, he will become just another victim who thought he'd found invincibility in a bottle.

    - Written by Relativity Media
  • An aspiring writer, Eddie Morra, is a loser at work and romance. Recently dumped by girlfriend Lindy he is walking back home when he meets his former brother-in-law Vernon. Vernon gives him an experimental drug called NZT to increase his creativity. Eddie finds the results are more than impressive and decides to seek out Vernon to ask for more pills. But a visit to Vernon's house leads him to a dead body. Eddie dutifully calls the police but pockets the NZT he finds hidden in a stove with a large amount of money. Eddie uses the drug and successfully invests Vernon's money unfortunately raising the attention of a criminal called Gennady. He borrows US$ 100,000 from Gennady who in turn takes an NZT pill. Meanwhile, the powerful investor Carl Van Loon brings Eddie to work in his team in a merging operation. But Eddie is chased by a stranger and pressed by Gennady that want the NZT, threatening his life.

    - Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Struggling author Eddie Morra suffers from persistent writer's block, but his life changes abruptly when an old friend introduces him to NZT, a revolutionary new pharmaceutical which will allow him to fully utilize his brain's abilities. With this enhanced mental acuity, Eddie soon realizes the possibilities of what he can accomplish are unbounded.

    - Written by Kyle Perez
  • With the help of a mysterious pill that enables the user to access 100 percent of his brain abilities, a struggling writer becomes a financial wizard, but it also puts him in a new world with lots of dangers.

    - Written by jgp3553@yahoo.com


Eddie Morra (Bradley Cooper) is a dishevelled unemployed writer. He has a contract to write a book but is more talk than action...

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