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MR. NOBODY (Expanded Director’s Cut)

Blu-ray review by David Blackwell

 

DETAILS:  155 minutes (director’s cut)/ 139 minutes (R rated theatrical cut), making-of documentary, deleted scenes, featurette, theatrical trailer, previews

VIDEO:  2.35:1(Anamorphic Widescreen) 1080p High Definition

AUDIO:  English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio

Subtitles:  English SDH/ Spanish

 

STUDIO: Magnolia Home Entertainment/ Magnolia Pictures/ Pan-Europene/Pathe!/ Blago Film

RELEASE DATE: 2-25-2014

MR. NOBODY is an interesting and intelligent movie.  It is very metaphysical as it explores the various choices one makes starting with whether a boy goes with his dad in England or mom in Canada, and then it divides into the various paths of where he can go with three women (Anna, Elise, and Jean).  It even goes into a couple of sci-fi paths with the future of Nemo Nobody as a 118 year old man, the last mortal man in a future where humankind has obtained quasi-immortality and have their own compatible stem cell pigs and another future told through the sci-fi novel he could have written as a teenager where he goes to Mars to spread ashes.  MR. NOBODY is this year’s CLOUD ATLAS as this movie explores the infinite paths one can take and the point where every one of them are possible.   It is more accessible and easier to follow than CLOUD ATLAS (where you might miss something if you don’t pay attention).  I like the relationship between Nemo and Anna which is the true heart of this film.  I also love the way chaos theory, string theory, the butterfly effect, and the big crunch are mixed with a story about choice in multiple realities based on what choices one person can make.   The casting is great to portray Nemo and his three loves at various ages.   MR. NOBODY is a cult film you can watch over and over again.

 

SPECIAL FEATURES:

THE MAKING OF MR. NOBODY (45 minutes)- this very informative documentary goes behind-the-scenes of how the movie was made from the casting to the intentional color choices to the way it was shot

 

Deleted scenes are interesting to watch and add little more details to the various stories.

 

AXS TV: A LOOK AT MR. NOBODY is a quick promotional fluff featurette

 

The R-rated theatrical version (in 720p) is also included on the disc, but I think you should stick with the director’s cut which is a re-cut version which features 23 extended scenes and 12 additional scenes incorporated into the original theatrical cut

 

FINAL ANALYSIS: MR. NOBODY is all about the possible choices we can make in life in what is one of the more fascinating and romantic films I have seen this year.  The behind-the-scenes documentary is one of the better extras I have watched.

 

This review is 2-27-2014 David Blackwell and cannot be reprinted without permission. Send all comments to feedback@enterline-media.com

 

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