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Self/less (2015)

PG-13 | | Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi | 10 July 2015 (USA)
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A dying real estate mogul transfers his consciousness into a healthy young body, but soon finds that neither the procedure nor the company that performed it are quite what they seem.

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Tarsem Singh

Writers:

Àlex Pastor (as Alex Pastor), David Pastor
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ryan Reynolds ... Young Damian
Natalie Martinez ... Madeline
Matthew Goode ... Albright
Ben Kingsley ... Damian
Victor Garber ... Martin
Derek Luke ... Anton
Jaynee-Lynne Kinchen ... Anna
Melora Hardin ... Judy
Michelle Dockery ... Claire
Sam Page ... Carl
Brendan McCarthy ... Anton 2
Thomas Francis Murphy ... Dr. Jensen
Sandra Ellis Lafferty ... Phyllis Jensen
Emily Tremaine ... Mallory
Griff Furst ... EMT #1
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An extremely wealthy man, dying from cancer, undergoes a radical medical procedure that transfers his consciousness into the body of a healthy young man. But all is not as it seems when he starts to uncover the mystery of the body's origin and the organization that will kill to protect its cause. Written by Anonymous

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Would you take a life to live forever? See more »


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Rated PG-13 for sequences of violence, some sexuality, and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 July 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Self/less See more »

Filming Locations:

Louisiana, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$26,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,403,460, 12 July 2015

Gross USA:

$12,279,691

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$30,523,226
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This has a similar premise to John Frankenheimer's Seconds (1966). See more »

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Early in the movie, Damian uses his smartphone in his car to call someone and his phone screen stays on the whole time. See more »

Quotes

Damian: It's metastasized. Liver and lungs. This morning the oncologist was talking about hospice care.
Martin: I'm sorry.
Damian: Don't be. What you and Judith went through, losing a child, that's a tragedy. An old man dying... I'm supposed to say, "That's life."
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What's Your Name
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Performed by Antonio Pinto and Eduardo Aram
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An entertaining, and somewhat thrilling, action flick
13 July 2015 | by HellmantSee all my reviews

'SELF/LESS': Three and a Half Stars (Out of Five)

A sci-fi thriller/action flick starring Ryan Reynolds and Ben Kingsley. The story revolves around a dying businessman who has his consciousness transferred into the body of a younger, and much healthier, man. It was directed by Tarsem Singh (the man also responsible for the popular 2000 horror flick 'THE CELL') and written by David and Àlex Pastor. The movie also stars Matthew Goode, Natalie Martinez, Derek Luke and Victor Garber. The filmmakers do very little with their interesting ideas; but they do deliver a fun, and stylistically thrilling, action flick.

Kingsley plays Damian, a wealthy, and very successful, businessman; who's dying from cancer. A secret, groundbreaking, science organization offers to give him a new body; to extend his life. After going through with the procedure Damian is thrilled with his newfound youth, and very physically fit body, but he quickly learns that his happiness came at the expense of someone else's (the man who's body he took). Damian feels extremely guilty for taking another man's life from him, and he wants to set things right. The special organization will stop at nothing though, to protect their business.

The movie starts out as a pretty intriguing science-fiction thriller; similar movies have been done before but it did seem somewhat fresh and unique. It doesn't really develop into much though, as it prefers to entertain it's audience with stylistically cool action scenes; instead of story and character development. Singh is a very visually satisfying director to watch though, and I really like the dark style and mood of this movie. It's hard to give it credit for a lot more than that; but it is an entertaining, and somewhat thrilling, action flick.

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