Skip to comments.A little movie help?...
Posted on 09/06/2011 2:58:01 PM PDT by DGHoodini
Trying to locate the name of a relatively recent movie: The plot line as I remember it from the ad, was that an ordinary Joe, accidental takes a "pill" that causes him to be able to use a large percentage of his brain, in a conscious state, and makes him the smartest man on the planet. The person who made the pill, takes umbrage, and becomes the antagonist.
I've been trying out all the permutations of key worhds on IMDB to no joy. Any help appreciated.
popcorn usually helps.
The irony of this is profound. :o)
“Limitless” with Bradley Cooper
2011 PG-13 105 minutes
With his writing career dragging and his girlfriend casting him off, Eddie Morra’s life turns around when he takes a drug that provides astonishing mental focus — but its deadly side effects threaten his future.
Cast: Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro, Abbie Cornish, Andrew Howard, Anna Friel, Johnny Whitworth, Tomas Arana, Robert John Burke, Darren Goldstein Director: Neil Burger Genres: Thrillers, Crime Thrillers, Psychological Thrillers This movie is: Suspenseful
Whenever I can’t remember the name of a movie I try to remember who is in it..if I can’t remember their name I look up a movie I know they were in, find their name in the credits on imdb and find the other movie. In this case I remember it was a guy in the movie The Hangover-Bradley Cooper-the movie you are looking for is Limitless.
Limitless. Good movie...
I thought I knew this for a second, then I forgot. :-D
I liked it as well.
I did take Umbridge but it was consensual
I bought some Ginko pills to improve my memory. Except I keep forgetting to take them.
I get different reaction from people who saw it. Some say it’s pro-drug because he still used it til the end. Others say no..weird. There’s no general consensus about the movie.
“Trying to locate the name of a relatively recent movie: The plot line as I remember it from the ad, was that an ordinary Joe, accidental takes a “pill” that causes him to be able to use a large percentage of his brain,”
I take it you didn’t take the pill?
His Mother didn’t take the pill.
Flowers for Algernon?
“Phenomenon” without the scientology overtones, wasn’t bad either... even john revolta did a pretty good job there. Course is fit part of their motif for removal and “clearance” of the mind of alien beings.... well, etc.
It’s called “The life and Times of Joe Biden”.
>I thought the movie was going to be a slam on Big Pharma, but surprisingly it wasn’t. I thought it wasn’t a pro-drug message,<
I thought so too. It went down the middle IMHO. If they really wanted it to lean left politically, they would have injected it into the last scenes where he was running for office but surprisingly, it didn’t. Plus libtard De Niro whom I hate gets to die slowly and eventually.
It’s not all it’s cracked up to be.
I DO have a neighbor who looks that nice.
Moreover, she’s brilliant, too - a graduate student at M.I.T.
However, inasmuch as I’m over sixty years of age, it’s a punishment on a par with Tantalus in Hades.
[smartest man on the planet]
The first thing came to mind was that Algore movie, I forgot the name if I ever knew it to begin with.
Heck, my taste in movies is pretty wide, but I have trouble stomaching a lot of the stuff that comes out now.
I can’t worry about what others do or don’t like...I would never get to watch anything.
I like “Pulp Fiction”. Others hate it. I like “Liar Liar”. Some detest it. My favorite movie is “The Best Years of Our Lives”, and when I mention it, I get blank looks.
I just have to go with what entertains me. I don’t watch television, but I like movies.
Could be any Michael Moore movie.
FRIED GREEN TOMATOES - I’m pretty sure that’s the movie. It’s either that or the Yogi Bear movie.
BARBARELLA? - perhaps the greatest movie ever made.
It’s posts like this that remind me that FR needs a “Like” button.
“... it’s pro-drug because he still used it till the end”.
Now you have me confused. I thought at the end, he wasn’t using it (when he was running for political office). Granted, I watched it late one night and could have been very tired.
>Now you have me confused. I thought at the end, he wasnt using it (when he was running for political office). Granted, I watched it late one night and could have been very tired.<
It was “implied” in the very end when he spoke Italian to the waitress and his fiancee asked ‘when did you start speaking Italian?” and he smirked..
Thank you, my first thought. We read that in the 6th grade.
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