Sci-Fi Film Series 2013: Limitless
USA, 2011, 105 Minute Running Time
Genre/Subjects: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Wednesday, July 31st at the Phipps IMAX Theater with post-film discussion led by Nicole Garneau, curator of human health.
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The Sci-Fi Film Series is hosted by Vincent Piturro, English and Film professor at Metropolitan State College of Denver.
An action-thriller about a writer who takes an experimental drug that allows him to use 100 percent of his mind. As one man evolves into the perfect version of himself, forces more corrupt than he can imagine mark him for assassination. Out-of-work writer Eddie Morra's (Bradley Cooper) rejection by girlfriend Lindy (Abbie Cornish) confirms his belief that he has zero future. That all vanishes the day an old friend introduces Eddie to NZT, a designer pharmaceutical that makes him laser focused and more confident than any man alive. Now on an NZT-fueled odyssey, everything Eddie's read, heard or seen is instantly organized and available to him. As the former nobody rises to the top of the financial world, he draws the attention of business mogul Carl Van Loon (Robert De Niro), who sees this enhanced version of Eddie as the tool to make billions. But brutal side effects jeopardize his meteoric ascent. With a dwindling stash and hit men who will eliminate him to get the NZT, Eddie must stay wired long enough to elude capture and fulfill his destiny. If he can't, he will become just another victim who thought he'd found invincibility in a bottle.
DIRECTOR: Neil Burger
Screenwriter: Leslie Dixon, Alan Glynn
Principal Cast: Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro, Abbie Cornish
Official Film Website