04 Jan


Lissa Coffey

Lissa Coffey

Lissa Coffey

Grade: A

Inception is by far the best picture I’ve seen this year.  It is AMAZING in so many ways.  Fresh, original, it’s a psychological thriller and a love story.  It asks big questions, and gets you thinking.

Christopher Nolan both wrote and directed this feature.  And I’m sure he will be nominated in at least one of these categories come awards time.

The premise is that through dreams, we can create reality.  And when we can enter another person’s dreams, we can either obtain information, or plant ideas (hence the term Inception) that can alter reality.

Leonardo DiCaprio is Dom, a specialist in this field with big issues.  He gets an assignment so big that if successful, it will allow him to leave the business, and the personal demons he has encountered along the way, with it.  His team is equally committed, and creative.  Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Ellen Page are curious and intelligent, as well as likable.  We totally buy into this adventure that they are taking us on.

You have to pay close attention to this movie to keep track of everything.  There are many “layers” of dreaming, so simultaneous storylines are going on with the same characters.  The pace is quick, and the stakes are high, I found myself holding my breath at certain points of the film!

There are few movies I’d see twice in a short period of time, but I would definitely see this one again – There is so much going on I want to see what I missed the first time around!

Some violence.

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