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source codeJake Gyllenhaal portrays a soldier recruited for a time-bending government investigation that places him in another man’s mind and body, reliving the same traumatic event repeatedly in an effort to identify the perpetrators of a terrorist bombing. Vera Farmiga plays a communications specialist who provides the vital link to the soldier’s primary reality as he searches for critical clues within a recurring nightmare. (Netflix)

When people say that this movie was “mind bending”-they aren’t kidding. There are some plot points that simply defy the laws of reality. However, the nice thing about this movie is that you go in expecting big explosions, fights, etc. which you do get. However, this movie also portrays a much more human story as well-one of death, grief, mourning, second chances, and much more. Just wait for the scene where Jake Gyllenhaal’s character, Colter, calls his dad. I actually cried. An action movie made me cry. Who would have thought? Gyllenhaal was great as Colter. I was worried that I would get bored, considering almost the same scene plays out over and over, but he kept it interesting-plus he was the one that brought the most humanity to the movie. Michelle Monaghan is the typical pretty girl guy wants to save, which she does play nicely, it’s just a role we see all the time. Vera Farmiga does a nice job of transitioning from the audience seeing her character from just a face on a screen to an actual person. Overall, a not so typical action movie that amidst the almost impossible to explain space/time continuum bending, it was a lot of fun to watch and kept me intrigued the entire time

8/10

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