LUCY ( MA15+)

Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - MOVIES -

A FAST and loose ac­tion movie hell- bent on get­ting in your face and stay­ing on your mind by any means nec­es­sary. Scar­lett Jo­hans­son has the ti­tle role, and has as been her way in re­cent times, mat­ter- of- factly steers it to­wards some frankly freak places. She plays an ex­pat Amer­i­can stu­dent in Tai­wan who has been com­man­deered as a drug mule by lo­cal traffi ck­ers. Af­ter the ac­ci­den­tal in­take of a danger­ous new de­signer sub­stance, Lucy’s brain ca­pac­ity starts ex­pand­ing at an ex­po­nen­tial rate. The power un­leashed by this ever- open­ing mind can man­i­fest it­self in ways which must be seen to be be­lieved. And just as of­ten, not be­lieved. The only ad­vice I can of­fer is to go with the gush­ing, ex­hil­a­rat­ing fl ow of it all, or drown in the back­wash as this rag­ing tor­rent of thrills, spills and ground- up pills surges for­wards. Writ­ten and di­rected by Luc Bes­son ( The Fifth El­e­ment).

Now show­ing Vil­lage Cine­mas

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