Mr. Nobody (2013)

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Critic Consensus: Mr. Nobody's narrative tangles may bedevil as much as they entertain, but its big ambitions and absorbing visuals make for an intriguing addition to director Jaco Van Dormael's filmography.

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A young boy stands on a station platform. The train is about to leave. Should he go with his mother or stay with his father? An infinity of possibilities rise from this decision. As long as he doesn't choose, anything is possible. Every life deserves to be lived. (c) Magnolia
Rating:
R (for some sexuality/nudity , brief strong language and violent images)
Genre:
Art House & International , Drama , Science Fiction & Fantasy , Romance
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Cast

Jared Leto
as Nemo
Linh-Dan Pham
as Jeanne
Rhys Ifans
as Nemo's Father
Natasha Little
as Nemo's Mother
Juno Temple
as Anna (Age 15)
Toby Regbo
as Nemo (Age 15)
Clare Stone
as Elise (Age 15)
Audrey Giacomini
as Jeanne (Age 15)
Thomas Byrne
as Nemo (Age 9)
Alan Corduner
as Dr. Feldheim
Laura Brumagne
as Anna (Age 9)
Allan Corduner
as Dr. Feldheim
Daniel Mays
as Young Journalist
Noa DeConstanzo
as 5-Year-Old Nemo
Noa De Constanzo
as Nemo (Age 5)
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Critic Reviews for Mr. Nobody

All Critics (28) | Top Critics (6)

Never mind that several characters seem to gain or lose British accents throughout the course of the film. The lack of continuity only enhances the sense of deliciously dizzying disequilibrium.

Full Review… | October 31, 2013
Washington Post
Top Critic

As philosophy, Mr. Nobody seems sillier than it is profound. But in a parallel reality, more movies would have this degree of insane ambition.

Full Review… | October 31, 2013
AV Club
Top Critic

This big-budget English-language co-production shows that Europeans can compete in the sci-fi realm where high production values are king.

Full Review… | October 28, 2013
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

With the film's maddening circular structure and often thudding visual expositions, the experience of watching it isn't quite as enjoyable as a description might augur.

Full Review… | January 9, 2012
indieWIRE
Top Critic

While Mr. Nobody contains some truly moving scenes, it eventually starts to try your concentration when you suspect all the space/time continuum shuffling may never become more than the sum of its parts.

Full Review… | April 3, 2011
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

A film that has a beating heart underneath its messy -- though breathtakingly designed -- exterior.

Full Review… | April 3, 2011
Variety
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Mr. Nobody

½

Dormael's ambition, though appealing, moves dangerously towards pretentiousness as he attempts to concoct this intricate, convoluted plot - which bears many unnecessary elements that end up bloating it into a flawed, overlong structure without a clear focus.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

A 118-year old man, the last mortal left on Earth in 2092 after humanity has discovered the secret of genetic immortality, tells his life story to a curious journalist, mixing up his memories and telling contradictory stories in which he is in love with three different women. With its multiple storylines, heartbreaking romance, amazing sight gags, and clever philosophical asides, this amazing movie shows more imagination than the last five movies you saw put together.

Greg S
Greg S

Super Reviewer

This is the strangest movie I did not understand but still for some reason LOVE!

Thomas Johnston
Thomas Johnston

Super Reviewer

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