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Colossal (2016)

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Gloria is an out-of-work party girl forced to leave her life in New York City and move back home. When reports surface that a giant creature is destroying Seoul, she gradually comes to the realization that she is somehow connected to this phenomenon.

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Gloria (Anne Hathaway) is an out-of-work girl who, after getting kicked out of her apartment by her boyfriend, is forced to leave her life in New York and move back to her hometown. When news reports surface that a giant creature is destroying Seoul, South Korea, Gloria gradually comes to the realization that she is somehow connected to this far-off phenomenon. As events begin to spin out of control, Gloria must determine why her seemingly insignificant existence has such a colossal effect on the fate of the world.

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There's a monster in all of us See more »


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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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21 April 2017 (Canada)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$120,226, 7 April 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$3,021,345, 16 June 2017
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Trivia

Several times a map is seen suggesting that the town is somewhere in New England. The 603 area code on the taxi in an early scene confirms it's in New Hampshire. See more »

Goofs

There is no way the area around the monster sightings would remain open to the public when it was a continuous threat; the area would have been evacuated and quarantined until the situation was resolved. Without this colossal plot hole, of course, there would not be much of a story. See more »

Quotes

Oscar: So, you don't remember anything we talked about last night, huh?
Gloria: I got really melodramatic, didn't I?
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Lady with the Braid
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Monster Stalking Seoul and a Woman's Heart
29 September 2016 | by See all my reviews

Gloria (Anne Hathaway) is a mess. Her existence revolves around drinking, sleeping and abusive men. Dumped by her boyfriend, Gloria returns to her hometown in a half-hearted attempt to begin again. She continues to be a sucker for abuse. The men in Gloria's life, each controlling in their own way, manipulate her will-power as much as the alcohol.

At about the same time a gigantic monster begins stalking Seoul. Gloria discovers a connection between this monster, herself and her tragic relationships with men and the bottle.

Endearing qualities of the film include touching scenes, powerful underlying themes and independent charm. Yet the storyline is disjointed and lacks effective transitions. Gaps need to be filled in the writing/directing. Hathaway, Jason Sudeikis and Tim Blake Nelson are fun to watch, yet Nelson seems somewhat restrained. Seen at the Toronto International Film Festival.


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