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Financial jargon spun into pure poetry

Pattinson's razor sharp in Cosmopolis
  • Pattinson's razor sharp in Cosmopolis

An asymmetrical movie from David Cronenberg and starring Twilight's Robert Pattinson, Cosmopolis should be the movie you see next. Adapted from the 2003 Don DeLillo novel, Cosmopolis finds a young business tycoon's cross-town trip for a haircut interrupted by presidential visits, sex, Occupy-esque riots, sex, madness over a devaluing yen and a potential assassin. Playing said tycoon, Pattinson braves the obstacles in his luxurious limo while debating ideas such as whether life is too contemporary, or if money has lost its narrative. It could all quickly get self-indulgent, but Cronenberg is masterful here. His screenplay wisely keeps much of DeLillo's jazzy prose, which pushes financial jargon into the realm of poetry. Pattinson too delivers an inhuman performance, as cold and sharp as porcelain. This is a symposium on the spectre of capitalism, so bring a friend. You're going to want to talk about it afterwards.

Rated R (MPAA) · 105 min. · 2012
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Director: David Cronenberg
Writer: Don DeLillo and David Cronenberg
Producer: Paulo Branco and Martin Katz
Cast: Robert Pattinson, Juliette Binoche, Sarah Gadon, Mathieu Amalric, Jay Baruchel, Kevil Durand, Samantha Morton, Emily Hampshire, Patricia McKenzie and Paul Giamatti


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