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Lucy (2014)

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A woman, accidentally caught in a dark deal, turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic.

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Luc Besson

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Luc Besson
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Scarlett Johansson ... Lucy
Morgan Freeman ... Professor Norman
Min-sik Choi ... Mr. Jang
Amr Waked ... Pierre Del Rio
Julian Rhind-Tutt ... The Limey
Pilou Asbæk ... Richard
Analeigh Tipton ... Caroline
Nicolas Phongpheth Nicolas Phongpheth ... Jii
Jan Oliver Schroeder ... German Mule
Luca Angeletti Luca Angeletti ... Italian Mule
Loïc Brabant Loïc Brabant ... Professor
Pierre Grammont Pierre Grammont ... Professor
Pierre Poirot Pierre Poirot ... Professor
Bertrand Quoniam Bertrand Quoniam ... Professor
Pascal Loison Pascal Loison ... Drug Addict
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Storyline

It was supposed to be a simple job. All Lucy had to do was deliver a mysterious briefcase to Mr. Jang. But immediately Lucy is caught up in a nightmarish deal where she is captured and turned into a drug mule for a new and powerful synthetic drug. When the bag she is carrying inside of her stomach leaks, Lucy's body undergoes unimaginable changes that begins to unlock her mind's full potential. With her new-found powers, Lucy turns into a merciless warrior intent on getting back at her captors. She receives invaluable help from Professor Norman, the leading authority on the human mind, and French police captain Pierre Del Rio. Written by LeiaSolo

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She has the Power. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, disturbing images, and sexuality | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

France

Release Date:

25 July 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lusi See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$43,899,340, 27 July 2014, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$126,663,600

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$458,863,600
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

A young tattoo artist is seen sporting a Mexican Lady of Guadalupe/Holy Death tattoo on her back. This mystery girl is also seen being tattooed in the movie 3 Days to Kill (2014). Both films were written by Luc Besson. The tattooed model is not credited in any of the films. See more »

Goofs

The rounds could not fall from Pierre's pistol in that way; Magazines are only open on the top. I could see Lucy make the magazine fall out... and then something else could happen to the individual rounds. Unless the ammo was made to pass 'through' the floor of the magazine, it could not happen that way (it would also have no effect on a chambered round ... if one HAD been chambered). As well as that, when she walks up to him we can see the gun isn't even cocked, as the hammer is in the forward position, not the half cocked (chambered, safe) or fully cocked (ready to fire) positions. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Lucy: [narrating] Life was given to us a billion years ago. What have we done with it?
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Soundtracks

Mass No. 19 in D Minor, K.626 'Requiem': Introitus: 'Requiem Aeternam'
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performed by Patrizia Pace, Waltraud Meier, Frank Lopardo, James Morris, Swedish Radio Choir, Stockholm Chamber Choir and Berliner Philharmoniker
Conducted by Riccardo Muti
Courtesy of Warner Music France
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A mix of science and fiction?
6 October 2014 | by sonekkenSee all my reviews

I think bad reviews come mostly from people who want to show other how good their science is. Fair enough, this film starts from the premise that humans only use 10% of their brains and Lucy can break this barrier and reach a whole new level in human evolution. This leitmotiv was quite smartly picked to raise interest,although scientifically inaccurate. However this film excites the mind of those who REALLY know physics and know how few limits there are in what we can achieve in pushing our evolution through science to become indistinguishable from magic. "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." I personally enjoyed every bit of the movie and, as it took me to a journey into the far far future, where humans can overcome their humanity and become real Gods.

Enjoy this film and let your mind explore the impossible.


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