I expected to be mildly entertained and found myself blown away and radically touched by an involved, metaphorical work of art. Unbelievable acting on the part of jason sudeikis, who surprises with a character dept far beyond his usual roles, and Anne hataway who is almost unrecognizable.
Anne Hathaway is great but Jason Sudeikis is amazing in his performance.
Anne has little motivation and real problems until she finds out that she has an amazing ability that affects others. unfortunately she tells her friends, not realizing how bad her friends are.
I like the ending where Anne chooses a third path out of a hostage situation, she stands up for herself.
in a sleeping bag under a bridge.
I love going into a movie with no background info. Unfortunately, since I go to the movies so much, this is a rare luxury, as I am normally inundated with trailers. I managed not to see one for Colossal. I did accidentally catch Anne Hathaway on the Tonight Show calling this "a movie about a girl who gets drunk and then a monster terrorizes South Korea" but I think I just blacked this out since it is such a ridiculous thing to say. But that is pretty much the premise.
Anne Hathaway plays Gloria, an alcoholic who moves home during a tough time and falls into friendship with a group of guys who work/hang out at a bar. During this time at home, she realizes that when she walks through a playground in the early morning, a large monster materializes in a linked location in Seoul, South Korea.
Instead of spoilers, I am just going to use this time to say that I love that Jason Sudeikis took this role, and he was awesome in this. If he was only in weird indie comedies for the rest of his life, I would see them all. He is so funny and sincere and strangely menacing. I just need to try to separate him from Bill Hader's impression of him, which is pretty spot on. Jason would get a 10, but the movie gets a 8/10.