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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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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


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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


An Uncontrollable Monster. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


Was hit by a lawsuit in May 2015, claiming it had too many similarities to Godzilla (2014). See more »


When Gloria comes home and frightened by Oscar the room is totally dark although the giant television is turned on so she should see Oscar in the armchair. See more »


Oscar: [For Tim] What a schmuck!
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Referenced in Evening Urgant: Michael Rooker/James Gunn (2017) See more »


Little Gold Chain
Written by Chris Cosgrove (as Christopher Cosgrove) and Dan Marcellus (as Daniel Marcellus)
Performed by Future People
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User Reviews

Fun concept... Lacking execution
23 March 2017 | by BigGuySee all my reviews

I just saw a sneak preview of Colossal. I really liked the concept of the movie, it was original and fun. Sadly there was something lacking in the execution. It just didn't feel put together correctly, like there was something in the story telling that was missing that would have made it more compelling.

Anne Hathaway was cast a bit too far out of character. She just wasn't quite believable as the wastrel party girl. She couldn't quite pull off acting drunk. Her character's story is a classic redemption tale, with the monster twist.

Jason Sudeikis plays her foil in the story. His character arc is very poorly handled. There wasn't enough setup, almost like a few scenes in the middle were cut. That being said, he played it pretty well, except it was hard to tell when he was supposed to be drunk.

As I've mentioned both main characters being drunk, there is a lot of drinking in this movie. The central movie set being the bar run by Oscar (Jason Sudeikis) where Gloria (Anne Hathaway) starts working. This is after returning to a home her parent's left vacant, and after being kicked out by her boyfriend for being a party girl who can't get her life together. This is where I would caution that this isn't really an appropriate movie for children, despite the silly almost cartoon premise.

The bottom line of a movie review is the recommendation of whether or not to see it. If you are bothered by plot holes and trite characters, you probably want to steer clear. If you like silly popcorn movies, you might want to give it a shot. I don't feel like I wasted 2 hours on the movie, but I probably wouldn't watch it again.

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Release Date:

21 April 2017 (Canada) See more »

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Box Office


$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$120,226, 9 April 2017

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