Colossal (2016)

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IMDB: 6.2/10

Rotten Tomatoes: 80%

Cast
Anne Hathaway as Gloria
Dan Stevens as Tim
Jason Sudeikis as Oscar

Director
Nacho Vigalondo

Writer
Nacho Vigalondo

Cinematographer
Eric Kress

Plot Synopsis:

Gloria (Anne Hathaway) is an out-of-work party girl who is thrown out by her sensible boyfriend, Tim (Dan Stevens) and is forced to move back to her hometown where she reconnects with a childhood friend, Oscar (Jason Sudeikis).

Meanwhile in Seoul, South Korea, a giant monster terrorizes the population. Gloria soon discovers a bizarre connection with the phenomenon.

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This is a wonderfully strange movie that is sure to keep a lot of the audience talking long after the movie has ended. It has the quirky character of films like Donnie Darko but is at the same time an honest albeit surreal look at different themes such as addiction, self-destructive behavior (realized in Godzilla proportions), and abusive relationships. This genre-bender of a film is filled with a number of unexpected twists and tonal shifts that writer and director Nacho Vigalondo juggles with graceful ease.

Although Hathaway turns in a strong performance in the film, it is Jason Sudeikis  who is an absolute revelation here. His transformation from his classic affable and funny guy persona to something darker towards the climax is reason enough to see the film.

Imaginative, inventive and smart- this is a film that you should definitely add to you must- watch list. 

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