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Cosmopolis (2012)

 -  Drama | Thriller  -  25 May 2012 (France)
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Riding across Manhattan in a stretch limo in order to get a haircut, a 28-year-old billionaire asset manager's day devolves into an odyssey with a cast of characters that start to tear his world apart.

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Riding across Manhattan in a stretch limo in order to get a haircut, a 28-year-old billionaire asset manager's day devolves into an odyssey with a cast of characters that start to tear his world apart. Written by Anonymous

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How far can he go before he goes too far?

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Rated R for some strong sexual content including graphic nudity, violence and language | See all certifications »

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25 May 2012 (France)  »

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Cosmópolis  »

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Budget:

$20,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$70,339 (USA) (17 August 2012)

Gross:

$743,636 (USA) (14 September 2012)
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Opens with an epigraph from a poem by Polish poet and dramatist Zbigniew Herbert(1924-1998), just like the 2003 novel by Don DeLillo did: "a rat became the unit of currency". The poem was originally published 1983 as "Report from the Besieged City" in the collection "Raport z oblezonego Miasta i inne wiersze" ("Report from the Besieged City and Other Poems"). The novel and the film adaptation both include Herbert's poem and further develop his metaphor of 'rats' as an extended leitmotif. For example in Cronenberg's film character Eric Packer says that he read a poem where "a rat became the unit of currency". Later we see the protestors use rat-like masks, puppets and real dead rats as their main symbolic expression of anti-capitalist criticism. See more »

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[first lines]
Torval: Where?
Eric Packer: I wanna a haircut.
Torval: The president's in town.
Eric Packer: We don't care. We need a haircut. We need to go crosstown.
Torval: You will hit traffic that speaks in quarter inches.
Eric Packer: Just so I know. Which president are we talking about?
Torval: United States. Barriers will be set up. Entire streets deleted from the map.
Eric Packer: Show me my car.
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I Don't Want to Wake Up
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Worst David Cronenberg film I've seen
28 September 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

There are some films you watch and pretty much immediately you know it's not enjoyable. But you stick with it. You hope that there will be some big pay off at the end and then you'll think, wow, must watch that again now I know where it's going.

Well I'm sorry to say, this is not quite one of those movies. True, it started off with me instantly being bored by it. Maybe five times I nearly gave up, but waited for the big pay off at the end. But instead, it was just the end.

Rarely have I been so happy a movie was over.

Considering I'm a David Cronenberg fan, this movie surprised me, it really is awful. It's like your watching some cheap movie made on a cam from someone just out of college.

The dialogue is laboured. It doesn't sound in any way natural and Robert Pattinson seems to be doing his best Christopher Walken impression, but it just doesn't work.

I don't usually write a review of films, but sometimes, people just need a warning.


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