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Cosmopolis (2012)

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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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Storyline

On the spur of the moment, twenty-eight year old Manhattan self-made multi-billionaire Eric Packer decides he wants to get a haircut from his regular and longtime barber across town, a difficult journey today if only because of the traffic gridlock from three high profile but vastly different events taking place in the borough, including a wandering anarchist protest, they who largely use dead rats as their symbol of protest. Through his trek, Eric, most taking place in his stretch limousine, meets with several business associates - some with as esoteric job titles as Head of Theory - and personal acquaintances, including his several week bride, Elise, a wealthy woman in her own right with who he still has a somewhat distant relationship if only because they don't really know each other. The start of Eric's day ends much differently than the end as his personal fortune largely hinges on external forces in relation to a speculative currency transaction, and as he learns that someone is... Written by Huggo

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How far can he go before he goes too far?

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Drama | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

25 May 2012 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Cosmópolis  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

€330,899 (Italy), 27 May 2012, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$70,339, 19 August 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$743,636, 16 September 2012

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,063,556, 4 January 2013
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

When the limo comes to a halt just outside the barber's shop, the poster for Cronenberg's A Dangerous Method (2011) featuring Michael Fassbender can be partially seen on the right hand side of the screen. See more »

Quotes

[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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Crazy Credits

The final credits are inspired in ROTHKO's paintings which are part of the conversation between Juliette Binoche and Robert Pattinson. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Nanoman: Sonnye loschinki (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

I Don't Want to Wake Up
Written by Emily Haines , James Shaw , Howard Shore
Performed by Metric
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Unending verbal masturbation
20 June 2012 | by See all my reviews

So bad, it's not even worth wasting my time writing a detailed review.

The film is a long, uninteresting, verbal masturbation session. It's two hours of proselytizing from characters you don't care about, who don't say anything you couldn't have read off an Occupy Wall Street protest sign.

Don't believe anyone who tells you it's genius.

I would have walked out of the cinema after 30 minutes if I hadn't been with a friend's family. I honestly considered feigning illness so as to have a valid excuse to leave. Hands down one of the worst films I have ever seen (this coming from someone who's seen "Weekend at Bernie's 2").


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