A young boy is standing on a station platform. The train is about to leave. Should he go with his mother or remain with his father? An infinity of lives rests on his decision. As long as doesn’t choose, anything is possible. Every life deserves to be lived.
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A well conceived Slaughterhouse-Five kind of plot, with the main character going back and forth in time and jumping into and from many lives. A multiverse that unfolds itself in a lovely way, resorting to string theory and the idea that every choice you could ever make does exist separately as an alternate reality. A story that almost gets spoiled with the same acurate talent as the Life of Pi did right in the end.
When creative storytelling meets a beautiful fringe version of multiverse. Hunting and absorbing it challenges the boundaries between different forms of media in storytelling. One can think stream of consciousness as a only writing narrative mode and then get stumbled by this amazing film. Let's just call it the cinema's Ulysses.
Arguably the most unique movie of the past 25 years with a powerful message to go along with it. I literally believe this movie can change the way you look at the world by allowing you to understand the impact of even minute decisions.
I love how people thought Inception was complicated. Those who do obviously have never seen this movie (not to say it is complicated, but it is infinitely moreso than inception).
This film feels like you're talking to a random old man while waiting for your latte in the coffee shop and it's interesting at first until they start telling you some really personal things and their young adult daughter not visiting him anymore, and you kinda wanna dip but don't wanna be rude so you just keep nodding even though you dissociated mid-conversation.
It looks like a tv commercial from the beginning to the end, appart from that, the screenplay can be sumed up in "all the possibilities in a man's life", there was already a film like that with Gwyneth Paltrow but the screenplay looked more inventive. Some actors save the film, such as the always great Sarah Polley.