VOD Recommendation: A Prophetic Thriller About Money, Power and Violence Starring One of Today's Hottest Actors on Demand
12.18.12 by BJSprecher
"Do you ever get the feeling you don't know what's going on?"
Take a wild ride into the near-future with the handsome young king of one-percenters as a series of unfortunate events propel him into an identity crisis.
The Flick: Cosmopolis
The Skinny: Body horror maestro David Cronenberg (Videodrome, eXistenZ) wrote and directed this adaptation of Don DeLillo's 2003 novel of the same name. The movie premiered in competition for the Palme d'Or at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival and, though it has received mixed reviews, it is considered by many to be one of the best, most overlooked, movies of 2012
The Players: Twilight hearthrob Robert Pattinson stars as Eric Packer, a millionaire Wall Street whiz who embarks in his limo to get a haircut and ends up going on a 24-hour odyssey of self-discovery when a risky investment causes his vast fortune to disintegrate before his eyes. Sealed off from the world in his limo, Packer has the world come to him, from multiple sexual partners to his doctor, who performs a prostate exam in the back, oblivious to the fact that the streets are exploding into chaos all around him. Samantha Morton, Juliette Binoche, Paul Giamatti, and Sarah Gadon also star.
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