Where do you begin with a film like Mr. Nobody? A film that is filled with superb acting, amazing cinematography, and a storyline so complex that it almost makes Christopher Nolan's latest seem like it isn't quite as fantastic as it actually is. With a film like this, it seems fitting to just go with your gut instinct and narrate whatever comes to mind.
Mr. Nobody is the ideal kind of film to own on Blu-ray. Its luscious, vibrant colors that leap off every frame of the film would only be enhanced to their maximum potential in a high-definition format. While Nemo leads you through the twists and turns of his life, what's shown to you in the meantime seems to tell a story of its very own. Everything feels unique from the way the film is edited down to the way the story unfolds. Mr. Nobody is something special and should be treated as such.
Have you ever felt like an actor has just been biding his or her time until a certain role comes along where they can display their full potential and talent? That's what Mr. Nobody is for Jared Leto. While Leto seemed to shine more often in films where his character relied heavily on drugs like in Requiem for a Dream and Lord of War, his most memorable moment on film was being axed to death by Patrick Bateman while "Hip To Be Square" by Huey Lewis and The News blared in the background in American Psycho. That is up until now. Jared Leto's portrayal as Nemo throughout this film is nothing short of amazing. Just the way he's able to peel away another layer to this one character in each of his memories is mesmerizing right down to the old version of himself that sounds like a cross between Kermit the Frog and Yoda. All of it worked so well.
Mr. Nobody is a complex visual spectacle that is both charming and thought provoking. Not many films can come along and make you think about its meaning long after the film is over. It doesn't lay all the answers out in front of you or maybe it does. It's the type of film that seems to be taken differently by everybody. How many films are released that not only make you question your life, but your entire existence? Maybe the ones that come along once in a lifetime. Is it the best movie ever? Probably not, but it deserves every bit as much as praise as Inception is getting right now (another film that was nothing short of amazing). It seems that the only flaw Mr. Nobody has is that it hasn't been released in the states yet and considering it went into production in 2007 and has been sitting finished on the shelf for quite some time this is something that should be rectified sooner rather than later.