Summary: Eddie Morra: "I was blind but now I see". The story is about man thinks he has solved all his problems when an untested, top-secret drug makes him smarter, leading to financial and social success.
Excerpt: A down at heel writer is offered a brain-enhancing drug after a chance encounter which seems to be the answer to all his problems, but soon he begins to encounter some adverse side effects that threaten his new life.
Excerpt: If you could take a pill that would make you smart… that would increase your intelligence; would you take it? And if it worked, would you want more? Is the Pope a Catholic? Eddie is an struggling writer who has just lost his high flying girlfriend, and while he is down in the dumps, an old friend...
Summary: The paranoia that drives this film creates a brilliant atmosphere, and parts of the scope of the plot are well-executed. The problem is that the film shoots for an ambitious plot arc and has to sometimes gloss over large plot holes with Cooper's voice-over narration.
Summary: I generally see anything that De Niro is in so for me that was the draw. Up until I saw Bradley Cooper in this movie, I didn't think much of him. I fell in love with him and his character in this movie. I wouldn't consider this a thriller. I think it's a total date movie.
Excerpt: As I sit down to write this, I just noted that ‘Limitless’ was #1 at the box office this past weekend. If you’re one of those who took this in already and thought this movie was all that and a bag of popcorn, you probably don’t want to read my take on it.
Excerpt: Directed by Neil Burger and starring Bradley Cooper, Abbie Cornish, and Robert De Niro. It is based on the 2001 novel The Dark Fields by Alan Glynn with the screenplay by Leslie Dixon. Edward "Eddie" Morra (Bradley Cooper) is a writer who lives in New York City.
Summary: I really wanted to dislike Bradley Cooper in his role, but I'll be damned if I probably wouldn't have done the same thing when presented with a drug that turns you into a mix of guru and playboy - it was a fun ride and makes me think that Cooper needs to be leading man more often.