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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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Nacho Vigalondo

Writer:

Nacho Vigalondo
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Anne Hathaway ... Gloria
Jason Sudeikis ... Oscar
Austin Stowell ... Joel
Tim Blake Nelson ... Garth
Dan Stevens ... Tim
Hannah Cheramy ... Young Gloria
Nathan Ellison Nathan Ellison ... Young Oscar
Sarah Surh ... Mother
Haeun Hannah Cho Haeun Hannah Cho ... Little Girl
Carlos Joe Costa Carlos Joe Costa ... Old Man
Melissa M. Montgomery ... Waitress (as Melissa Montgomery)
Christine Lee ... Seoul Waitress
Rukiya Bernard ... Maggie
James Yi James Yi ... Fund Raiser Man
Alyssa Dawson Alyssa Dawson ... Reporter
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Storyline

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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An Uncontrollable Monster. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Anne Hathaway was in the second trimester of her pregnancy while filming the movie. See more »

Goofs

In the final flashback to Gloria and Oscar's youth, a comic book is shown falling from Oscar's backpack. The back cover of the comic features a partial quote from David S Goyer and mentions his films Batman Begins (2005) and The Invisible (2007). The flashback occurs twenty-five years before the present day of the film, so either Colossal is set in 2032 at the earliest -- which does not appear to be the case -- or the book is an anachronism. See more »

Quotes

Gloria: Keep it cool. These people are looking at us.
Oscar: [looks at the women at the next table] Hi. She's the monster; I'm the robot.
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Connections

References Pulp Fiction (1994) See more »

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Lady with the Braid
Performed by Dory Previn
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User Reviews

 
Worth watching
25 October 2019 | by WittyknicknameSee all my reviews

The monsters serve as an interesting metaphor for the shifting balance of power and control in our relationships and ourselves, and the choices we make accordingly.

This isn't the best movie ever but doesn't deserve the bad reviews either.

A good entertainment piece with a simple message that stands out in current times against a dull backdrop of franchised for profit superhero movies.

Worth a watch if only for something slightly different.


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Country:

Canada | USA | Spain | South Korea

Language:

English | Korean

Release Date:

21 April 2017 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$120,226, 9 April 2017

Gross USA:

$3,029,287

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,531,320
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2.39:1
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