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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

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Nacho Vigalondo
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Cast

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 ... Fund Raiser Man
Alyssa Dawson Alyssa Dawson ... Reporter
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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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English | Korean

Release Date:

21 April 2017 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$120,226, 7 April 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$3,021,345, 16 June 2017
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2.39:1
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The movie premiered at the Toronto film festival in September 2016. See more »

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When Gloria and Oscar hears the alarm signal from the TV it is dark outside despite the fact that the alarm sounds just before the colossal appearing which is 8.05 am. See more »

Quotes

Oscar: [For Tim] What a schmuck!
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References Pulp Fiction (1994) See more »

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When The Lights Go Out
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Monster Stalking Seoul and a Woman's Heart
29 September 2016 | by Raven-1969See 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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