This film is about a super pill that will maximize the capacity of your brain and turn you into a super Einstein. Eddie Mora (Bradly Cooper) is a writer in New York who cannot seem to focus on starting his book, was dumped by his girlfriend Lindy (Abbie Cornish) and is in chaos with his life in general until he bumped into his ex-wife’s brother who recommended him the NZT-48 pill that supposedly access 100% of the brain than the normal 20% human capacity. Suddenly, Eddie was able to finish his book and yearns for more pill supply that lead to many events, which endangered both Eddie and his again, girlfriend Lindy.
The most negative thing I could say about this film was its draggy feel about it. It’s a bit long but it was nevertheless enjoyable to watch. The scene when Eddie’s girlfriend took some pill to escape her chaser was a bit Matrix-ish and Robert De Niro being there isn’t even impressive at all. It’s like his part was not necessary at all.
Overall, I did enjoy the film. Nothing’s real new about it. ‘just an -OK acting from Cooper and the rest are just bleh –
I’ll give this a 7.5/10 rating.
Director: Neil Burger
Starring: Bradly Cooper, Robert De Niro, Abbie Cornish