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Drama - Supernatural, Horror - Monsters

Colossal (2017 in Spain)

Duration 1h 49m Rating (UK) 15
Source of story An original screenplay
Writer/s Script Nacho Vigalondo
Director Nacho Vigalondo
Starring Anne Hathaway, Jason Sudeikis, Austin Stowell, Tim Blake Nelson, Dan Stevens, Christine Lee
Elevator Pitch A young woman, out of work, whose life seems to consist of all night drunks is ousted by her boyfriend and so returns to her hometown and her parent’s empty house. She meets an old school friend who owns a bar and so things go on, except that in Seoul a monster is ravaging the city, and she finds that unacountably she is in control of it. Her drunken binges are resulting in many deaths in the South Korean capital. She has to sober up – but there is more.
Content A lot of conversation in the dimly lit bar in the hometown, views of events in Seoul as the population dash about and are trampled, a gradual change in her relationshi with her former schoolfriend and bar owner. A lot of beer is drunk, some implied sex.
A View I liked it a lot if for no other reason than it is so strange, but still hangs together pretty well – just! I laughed, as did others in the screen where we were watching   – this included Pedro Almodóvar. Always nice to be at the same screening as a famous director! Well liked by the critics, but not everybody’s cup of tea. A watch if you are feeling adventurous.

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Author of this site three technical books and two novels



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