Wonderful movie with great acting all round. Sure, some parts are a bit too sweet and stereotypical, but I buy in to it thanks to the involving story and assured directing. And as usual, the best sci-fi is not about lasers and robots, but rather about the big human issues. So there you go...
(big spoiler) There are several ways this could be turned into an interesting movie. Someone could even do huge editing and get rid of 30/40 minutes and create a different film, a sci-fi "frankenstein". But it would not be this uninteresting journey of a regression therapist. What starts with a good premise gets destroyed, surprisingly. This could be as powerful as Gulliver's Travells. Or I'm a lunatic. Lock me away.
I love Kevin Spacey and the story line of this movie (well, from the novel) is so interesting. It leaves everyone to guess what they truly believe at the end. Cute and philosophical at the same time and even a bit heartbreaking; it brought me to tears twice, mostly due to Spacey's excellent performance. I think it's kind of underrated as a whole but I enjoyed it a lot.
Ilusão ou realidade?. A mente é capaz de tudo nesta realidade. Um filme que analisa esta faceta da vida onde nós, humanos, criamos a realidade e as regras que a compõem. Essas regras são assimiladas pelo nosso cérebro e com elas somos capazes de viver em paz. Mas às vezes o cérebro pode não nos dar as melhores indicações acerca do que é verdade. É a conclusão que retiro deste filme.
Watched it a few times and would most definitely watch again. ,, Let me tell you something, Mark. You humans, most of you, subscribe to this policy of an eye for an eye, a life for a life, which is known throughout the universe for its stupidity. Even your Buddha and your Christ had quite a different vision; but nobody's paid much attention to them, not even the Buddhists or the Christians.''