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'Cosmopolis' Trailer: Cool Robert Pattinson Showcase

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Robert Pattinson naked and dangerous: Cosmopolis movie

July 11, '12, update: Robert Pattinson Cosmopolis movie trailer HD. This US Cosmopolis trailer doesn't start with Robert Pattinson saying “I wanna a haircut.” (Please scroll down.) Instead, Pattinson's words are “Show me my car.” Never mind that “Show me my ocean liner” would have been more appropriate, considering the length (about two city blocks) of multibillionaire Eric Packer's white limo. And off he goes get his haircut.

En route, Pattinson / Packer becomes entangled with protesters; Best Supporting Actress Oscar winner Juliette Binoche (The English Patient), who seems to get turned on when discussing philosophical / financial issues; Jay Baruchel, who looks like he has spent way too much time on Wall Street; and (soon-to-be-ex-?) wife Sarah Gadon, whose stylized lines and dialogue delivery match her equally stylized hairdo.

Cosmopolis movie: eagerly awaited 2012 release

David Cronenberg's Cosmopolis movie is one of my personal most eagerly awaited 2012 releases. The film has performed quite poorly at the Canadian box office, but here's hoping that distributor eOne Films will get the job done right south of the border. If they do and Cosmopolis becomes a succès d'estime, there'll be at least a chance – possibly even a good chance, depending on the reviews – that the David Cronenberg / Robert Pattinson collaboration will be remembered during awards season.

Cronenberg wrote the Cosmopolis screenplay (reportedly in six days), based on Don DeLillo's novel. In addition to Robert Pattinson, Sarah Gadon (who had previously worked with Cronenberg in A Dangerous Mind), Juliette Binoche, and Jay Baruchel, the Cosmopolis movie cast includes Paul Giamatti, Samantha Morton, Kevin Durand, and Mathieu Amalric. Cosmopolis opens on August 17.

Robert Pattinson 2012 movies

Besides Cosmopolis, Robert Pattinson has two other 2012 releases:

“Robert Pattinson naked and dangerous: Cosmopolis movie” screengrab: Alfama Films.

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Robert Pattinson in Cosmopolis

April 2012: “I wanna a haircut,” says Robert Pattinson's multibillionaire Eric Packer – sounding like a petulant, spoiled brat with too much power and all-too-mundane needs – at the beginning of the recently released Cosmopolis trailer. (Please scroll down.) But mere human power has its limits. What will Packer become when there's “no more money” and “no more sex” and “no more power”? What would any of us become, especially if we can't get the haircut we want?

As expected, considering that this is a David Cronenberg movie, the Cosmopolis trailer looks great, Pattinson looks and sounds flawless in the role of the billionaire whose universe is about to be radically rearranged, and the (audible) dialogue sounds as weird as what one gets to hear in real life, e.g., “The logical extension of business is murder” or, again, “I wanna a haircut.” No wonder the Cannes Film Festival has included it – in competition – in its 2012 film line-up, as can be attested by the Cannes “official selection” tag near the beginning of the trailer.

Now, my only problem with the trailer was that at times I couldn't quite make out what people were saying because the music was too loud. So I had to resort to reading the French subtitles.

Cronenberg co-wrote the screenplay with Don DeLillo, author of the novel on which the film is based. In addition to Pattinson, Cosmopolis features A Dangerous Method's Sarah Gadon, The English Patient / Hidden's Juliette Binoche, Sideways / Cinderella Man's Paul Giamatti, Sweet and Lowdown / In America's Samantha Morton, Resident Evil: Retribution / I Am Number Four's Kevin Durand, Wild Grass / Quantum of Solace's Mathieu Amalric, and The Black Marks / The Sorcerer's Apprentice's Jay Baruchel.

David Cronenberg has directed about 25 features in the last 45 years. Among those are The Brood (1979), with Oliver Reed and Samantha Eggar; Scanners (1981), with Jennifer O'Neill, Stephen Lack, and Patrick McGoohan; The Fly (1986), with Jeff Goldblum and Geena Davis; Dead Ringers (1988), with Jeremy Irons and Geneviève Bujold; A History of Violence (2005), with Viggo Mortensen, Maria Bello, and Ed Harris; Eastern Promises (2007), with Mortensen and Naomi Watts; and A Dangerous Method (2011), with Mortensen, Michael Fassbender, and Keira Knightley.

Besides Cosmopolis, Robert Pattinson has two other 2012 releases:

  • Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod's Bel Ami, which has already opened in the UK and several other countries. The period piece features Pattinson, Uma Thurman, Kristin Scott Thomas, Christina Ricci, Colm Meaney, and Holliday Grainger in this latest film version of Guy de Maupassant's novel. Bel Ami's US theatrical release date is June 8.
  • Bill Condon's The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 opens on November 16. Pattinson co-stars with Kristen Stewart (who may also be at Cannes with Walter Salles' On the Road) and Taylor Lautner. Additionally, Breaking Dawn 2 features Twilight / New Moon / Eclipse / Breaking Dawn - Part 1 regulars Elizabeth Reaser, Peter Facinelli, Dakota Fanning, Nikki Reed, Ashley Greene, Kellan Lutz, Jackson Rathbone, Booboo Stewart, Michael Sheen, Julia Jones, Billy Burke, and others.

Trailer via Allocine.

Robert Pattinson / Cosmopolis photo: Alfama Films.

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Robert Pattinson / Eric Packer, Cosmopolis

Robert Pattinson's multibillionaire Eric Packer doesn't go on and on about wanting a haircut in this new Cosmopolis trailer – yes, another new Cosmopolis trailer. (Please scroll down.) This a more philosophical trailer, with cosmic statements such as “I smell sex all over you.” Pattinson's reaction to that is priceless. And are they watching snuff films (minus the sex) at one point?

Now, this latest Cosmopolis trailer also offers a better look at the various supporting actors in the film. The English Patient's Juliette Binoche looks particularly impressive.

Cronenberg co-wrote the Cosmopolis screenplay with Don DeLillo, the author of the novel on which the film is based. In addition to Robert Pattinson and Juliette Binoche, Cosmopolis features A Dangerous Method's Sarah Gadon, Cinderella Man's Paul Giamatti, Sweet and Lowdown's Samantha Morton, I Am Number Four's Kevin Durand, Quantum of Solace's Mathieu Amalric, and The Sorcerer's Apprentice's Jay Baruchel.

Cosmopolis opens in France on May 23 and in Australia on August 30. It's scheduled to open in a number of other countries, though a US date/distributor hasn't been announced. That should change in the very near future, as Cosmopolis will be screened in competition at the Cannes Film Festival.

David Cronenberg has directed about 25 features in the last 45 years. Among those are The Brood (1979), with Oliver Reed and Samantha Eggar; Scanners (1981), with Jennifer O'Neill, Stephen Lack, and Patrick McGoohan; and The Fly (1986), with Jeff Goldblum and Geena Davis.

Also: Dead Ringers (1988), with Jeremy Irons and Geneviève Bujold; A History of Violence (2005), with Viggo Mortensen, Maria Bello, and Ed Harris; Eastern Promises (2007), with Mortensen and Naomi Watts; and A Dangerous Method (2011), with Mortensen, Michael Fassbender, and Keira Knightley.

Besides Cosmopolis, Robert Pattinson has two other 2012 releases:

  • Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod's Bel Ami, which has already opened in the UK and several other countries. The period piece features Pattinson, Uma Thurman, Kristin Scott Thomas, Christina Ricci, Colm Meaney, and Holliday Grainger in this latest film version of Guy de Maupassant's novel. Bel Ami's US theatrical release date is June 8.
  • Bill Condon's The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 opens on November 16. Robert Pattinson co-stars with Kristen Stewart (who may also be at Cannes with Walter Salles' On the Road) and Taylor Lautner. Additionally, Breaking Dawn 2 features Twilight / New Moon / Eclipse / Breaking Dawn - Part 1 regulars Elizabeth Reaser, Peter Facinelli, Dakota Fanning, Nikki Reed, Ashley Greene, Kellan Lutz, Jackson Rathbone, Booboo Stewart, Michael Sheen, Julia Jones, Billy Burke, and others.

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Robert Pattinson in David Cronenberg's Maps to the Stars? Above, Pattinson in Cronenberg's Cosmopolis

Robert Pattinson to appear in David Cronenberg's Maps to the Stars? Pattinson's fans have been abuzz on Twitter about the possibility that the Cosmopolis star might be joining Cronenberg on another project. The source for that info is an article posted at The Tracking Board, which doesn't provide any sources whatsoever.

I couldn't find any other information – let alone any confirmation – that Maps to the Stars, which purportedly would also star Viggo Mortensen, is indeed in the works. Well, apart from news from 2006, when the project was initially announced.

As per The Tracking Board, Maps to the Stars tells the story of a couple of child actors ruined by Hollywood stardom. Back in 2006, Time Out described the Bruce Wagner-written film as a “dark Hollywood thriller,” quoting Cronenberg as saying, “Hollywood is a world that is seductive and repellent at the same time, and it is the combination of the two that makes it so potent. I won't fall back on some clichés or simplistic sloganeering, because the culture and what it reveals about Western culture and the rest of the world is very complex.”

If Mortensen is indeed going to work with Cronenberg, that would be their fourth collaboration following A History of Violence (2005), with Maria Bello and Ed Harris; Eastern Promises (2007), with Naomi Watts; and A Dangerous Method (2011), with Michael Fassbender and Keira Knightley.

Now, back to Pattinson and Maps to the Stars: Making things sound iffier, The Tracking Board also claims that Pattinson is “currently in active development on Unbound Captives, a period drama that will also star Hugh Jackman and Rachel Weisz.” Active development? Unbound Captives was rumored as a possibility for the aforementioned actors several years ago. Although actress-turned-director Madeleine Stowe has expressed interest in reviving the project, Pattinson recently said that he might be too old for the role at this stage.

Now, this is no rumor: There's a very good chance that Cosmopolis will be one of the films announced tomorrow, as part of the 2012 Cannes Film Festival line-up. Something else that isn't a rumor: Cronenberg has been mentioned as a possibility (however unlikely) to direct Catching Fire, the sequel to Gary Ross' blockbuster The Hunger Games. So far, no rumor on whether or not Robert Pattinson will replace Josh Hutcherson or Liam Hemsworth, or perhaps even Jennifer Lawrence. But we could certainly start one now…

Based on a novel by Don DeLillo (who co-wrote the screenplay with Cronenberg), in addition to Pattinson Cosmopolis features A Dangerous Method's Sarah Gadon, The English Patient / Hidden's Juliette Binoche, Sideways / Win Win's Paul Giamatti, Sweet and Lowdown / Minority Report's Samantha Morton, Real Steel's Kevin Durand, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly's Mathieu Amalric, and How to Train Your Dragon / The Sorcerer's Apprentice's Jay Baruchel.

Besides Cosmopolis, Robert Pattinson has two other 2012 releases:

  • Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod's Bel Ami, which has already opened in the UK and several other countries. The period piece features Pattinson, Uma Thurman, Kristin Scott Thomas, Christina Ricci, Colm Meaney, and Holliday Grainger.
  • Bill Condon's The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 opens on November 16. Pattinson (as Edward Cullen) co-stars with Kristen Stewart (as Bella Swan-Cullen) and Taylor Lautner (as Jacob Black). Breaking Dawn 2 also features Twilight / New Moon / Eclipse regulars Elizabeth Reaser, Peter Facinelli, Dakota Fanning, Nikki Reed, Ashley Greene, Kellan Lutz, Jackson Rathbone, Michael Sheen, Booboo Stewart, Billy Burke, and others.

Robert Pattinson / Cosmopolis photo: Alfama Films.

July 27

Robert Pattinson Cosmopolis movie premiere tickets. Moviefone will be giving away tickets (it's unclear how many) to the New York City Cosmopolis premiere to be held on August 13. Directed by David Cronenberg, the Cosmopolis movie adaptation stars Robert Pattinson as young billionaire Eric Packer, who wants to get a haircut at all costs. Does Packer actually need a haircut? It don't matter; what billionaires want, they get. Though this particular one gets (much) more than he bargained for.

Here's the Moviefone tweet announcing the Cosmopolis premiere offer: “Hey Moviefone fans! RT this if u live in NYC & want a chance to win tickets to #CosmopolisUS premiere on 8/13. We'll pick a random winner!"

Besides Robert Pattinson, Cosmopolis features Sarah Gadon, Juliette Binoche, Paul Giamatti, Samantha Morton, Kevin Durand, Mathieu Amalric, Jay Baruchel, Emily Hampshire, and K'Naan.

Robert Pattinson 2012 movies

Best known for playing the vampire Edward Cullen in the Twilight movie franchise, Robert Pattinson has kept himself busy in the last couple years. Recent releases include the romantic melodrama Remember Me, David Slade's The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, and Francis Lawrence's Water for Elephants. In addition to Cosmopolis, Pattinson has two other 2012 movies:

  • Nick Ormerod and Declan Donnellan's movie version of Guy de Maupassant's novel Bel Ami, featuring Kristin Scott Thomas, Uma Thurman, Christina Ricci, Colm Meaney, and Holliday Grainger.
  • Bill Condon's The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2, with Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner, and the usual Twilight crowd, including Elizabeth Reaser, Peter Facinelli, Kellan Lutz, Nikki Reed, Dakota Fanning, Ashley Greene, Jackson Rathbone, Michael Sheen, Booboo Stewart, Billy Burke. Also, a number of Breaking Dawn newcomers: Maggie Grace, MyAnna Buring, Casey LaBow, Mackenzie Foy, Mia Maestro, Christian Camargo, etc. Breaking Dawn - Part 2 opens Nov. 16.

Following Cosmopolis, Robert Pattinson and David Cronenberg will reportedly join forces again in Maps to the Stars, which could become Cronenberg's first movie shot in Los Angeles. Other upcoming Pattinson film projects include Mission: Blacklist and The Rover, which just got funding from Screen Australia.

Robert Pattinson Cosmopolis movie photo: eOne Films.

July 25

Robert Pattinson 2012Robert Pattinson The Rover gets Screen Australia funding. The government-funded film organization Screen Australia has announced nearly $20 million investment in 12 film and television projects that “will trigger [approx. US$103m] in production.” One of the four feature films approved is David Michôd's The Rover, described as “a futuristic Western.” Robert Pattinson, best known as the vampire Edward Cullen in the Twilight movies, is attached to play one of the leads, alongside Australian native Guy Pearce (Prometheus / Mildred Pierce). David Michôd, for his part, is best known for the crime drama Animal Kingdom.

The other three announced features getting Screen Australia funding are the contemporary drama Felony, whose key talent include producer Rosemary Blight (The Sapphires), producer / writer / actor Joel Edgerton (The Great Gatsby), and director Matthew Saville (Noise); Anna Broinowski's documentary / drama mix Aim High in Creation, “celebrating 'the cinematic genius'” of North Korea's late leader Kim Jong-Il; and Craig Monahan's prison drama Healing, featuring Don Hany and Hugo Weaving (Captain America: The First Avenger).

Robert Pattinson 2012 movies

Besides The Rover, there have recently been a couple other movie projects announced for Robert Pattinson. Those are David Cronenberg's Maps to the Stars, set among the Hollywood crowd, and Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire's Mission: Blacklist. Additionally, Pattinson has three 2012 releases:

  • Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod's period drama Bel Ami, which did weak business at North American theaters after being initially available on pay-per-view. Kristin Scott Thomas, Uma Thurman, Christina Ricci, Holliday Grainger, and Colm Meaney the the film's other key players.
  • David Cronenberg's Cosmopolis, which was screened in the spring at the Cannes Film Festival. The film opens in the U.S. in August. Supporting Robert Pattinson's young multibillionaire are Sarah Gadon, Juliette Binoche, Paul Giamatti, Samantha Morton, Kevin Durand, Mathieu Amalric, and Jay Baruchel.
  • Bill Condon's The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2, which opens on Nov. 16. In addition to Robert Pattinson as Edward Cullen, Kristen Stewart as Bella Swan-Cullen, and Taylor Lautner as Jacob Black, the last installment in the Twilight franchise features Elizabeth Reaser, Peter Facinelli, Dakota Fanning, Nikki Reed, Ashley Greene, Kellan Lutz, Jackson Rathbone, Booboo Stewart, Michael Sheen, Billy Burke, Maggie Grace, Mackenzie Foy, Julia Jones, MyAnna Buring, Casey LaBow, Cameron Bright, Daniel Cudmore, Jamie Campbell Bower, Mia Maestro, Christian Camargo, and countless others.

March 22

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Robert Pattinson, Cosmopolis trailer

“I'm looking for more,” we hear Robert Pattinson's character, the billionaire Eric Packer, say at the beginning of the just-released Cosmopolis teaser trailer. “Click the switch.” (Please scroll down for the trailer.)

After the lights are turned on, we get to see a scantily (un)clad woman pointing a gun, as a naked Robert Pattinson (“private parts” in the shade) tells her: “Show me something I don't know.” Guns go off.

David Cronenberg directed Cosmopolis and also co-wrote the screenplay with Don DeLillo, author of the novel on which the film is based. A highly likely Cannes Film Festival entry, in addition to Pattinson Cosmopolis also features A Dangerous Method's Sarah Gadon, The English Patient / Hidden's Juliette Binoche, Sideways / Cinderella Man's Paul Giamatti, Sweet and Lowdown / In America's Samantha Morton, Real Steel's Kevin Durand, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly's Mathieu Amalric, and How to Train Your Dragon's Jay Baruchel.

David Cronenberg has directed about 25 features in the last 45 years. Among those are Scanners (1981); The Fly (1986), with Jeff Goldblum and Geena Davis; Dead Ringers (1988), with Jeremy Irons and Geneviève Bujold; A History of Violence (2005), with Viggo Mortensen and Maria Bello; Eastern Promises (2007), with Mortensen and Naomi Watts; and A Dangerous Method (2011), with Mortensen, Michael Fassbender, and Keira Knightley.

Besides Cosmopolis, Robert Pattinson has two other 2012 releases:

  • Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod's Bel Ami, which has already opened in the UK, features Pattinson, Uma Thurman, Kristin Scott Thomas, Christina Ricci, Colm Meaney, and Holliday Grainger in this film version of Guy de Maupassant's novel. Bel Ami's U.S. theatrical release date is June 8.
  • Bill Condon's The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 opens in November. Pattinson co-stars with Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner; additionally, Breaking Dawn 2 features Elizabeth Reaser, Peter Facinelli, Dakota Fanning, Nikki Reed, Ashley Greene, Kellan Lutz, Jackson Rathbone, Booboo Stewart, Billy Burke, and others.

Robert Pattinson / Cosmopolis photo: Alfama Films.

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Cosmopolis poster: brooding Robert Pattinson

The classy Cosmopolis teaser trailer was posted online last night. Now comes the classy Cosmopolis poster. Both center on star Robert Pattinson in the role of Eric Packer, a multi-billionaire having a really difficult day. (Robert Pattinson covered in pie cream.)

Veteran director David Cronenberg helmed Cosmopolis, in addition to co-writing the screenplay with Don DeLillo, author of the original novel.

A highly likely Cannes Film Festival entry (Cosmopolis opens in France on May 23, a week after the festival opens), Cronenberg's latest also features A Dangerous Method's Sarah Gadon, Chocolat's Juliette Binoche, Win Win's Paul Giamatti, In America's Samantha Morton, Real Steel's Kevin Durand, Quantum of Solace's Mathieu Amalric, She's Out of My League's Jay Baruchel, Good Neighbors' Emily Hampshire, and K'Naan.

David Cronenberg has directed about 25 features in the last 45 years. Among those are The Brood (1979), with Oliver Reed and Samantha Eggar; Scanners (1981), with Jennifer O'Neill and Patrick McGoohan; The Fly (1986), with Jeff Goldblum and Geena Davis; and Dead Ringers (1988), with Jeremy Irons and Geneviève Bujold.

Also: A History of Violence (2005), with Viggo Mortensen, Maria Bello, Ed Harris, and William Hurt; Eastern Promises (2007), with Mortensen and Naomi Watts; and A Dangerous Method (2011), with Mortensen, Michael Fassbender, and Keira Knightley.

Besides Cosmopolis, Robert Pattinson has two other 2012 releases:

  • Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod's period drama/comedy Bel Ami, which has already opened in the UK. This film version of Guy de Maupassant's classic novel features Pattinson, Uma Thurman, Kristin Scott Thomas, Christina Ricci, Colm Meaney, and Holliday Grainger. Bel Ami's US theatrical release date is June 8.
  • Bill Condon's The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 opens in November. In the final installment of the Twilight movie franchise, Robert Pattinson co-stars with Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner. Additionally, Breaking Dawn 2 features Elizabeth Reaser, Peter Facinelli, Dakota Fanning, Nikki Reed, Ashley Greene, Kellan Lutz, Jackson Rathbone, Booboo Stewart, Billy Burke, Mia Maestro, Christian Camargo, Omar Metwally, and others.

Robert Pattinson / Cosmopolis poster: Entertainment 1.

March 21

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Robert Pattinson as Eric Packer, Cosmopolis

Starring Robert Pattinson as a billionaire New Yorker experiencing a highly unusual day, David Cronenberg's Cosmopolis will likely open in the US some time this year. Cannes Film Festival buzz keeps getting stronger and now producing company Alfama Films has announced that the Cosmopolis teaser trailer comes out tomorrow, Thursday, “in the morning.” Considering that the site is French, I'm assuming that they're referring to “morning” in Western Europe, which would mean late night (tonight) in the Americas.

The Cosmopolis teaser will come out in two versions, French-language and English-language with French subtitles. And it'll be released on two sites: Allocine and wat.tv. I should add that Cosmopolis opens in France on May 23 and in Portugal on May 31. (Why Portugal? a) Why not? b) Alfama Films, as the name implies, has Portuguese roots.)

Based on a novel by Don DeLillo (who co-wrote the screenplay with Cronenberg), besides Pattinson Cosmopolis features A Dangerous Method's Sarah Gadon, The English Patient / Hidden's Juliette Binoche, Sideways / Cinderella Man's Paul Giamatti, Sweet and Lowdown / In America's Samantha Morton, Real Steel's Kevin Durand, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly's Mathieu Amalric, and How to Train Your Dragon's Jay Baruchel.

In addition to Cosmopolis, Robert Pattinson has two other 2012 releases:

  • Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod's Bel Ami, which has already opened in the UK, features Pattinson, Uma Thurman, Kristin Scott Thomas, Christina Ricci, Colm Meaney, and Holliday Grainger. Bel Ami's US theatrical release date is June 8.
  • Bill Condon's The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 opens in November. In addition to Pattinson and fellow leads Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner, Breaking Dawn 2 features Elizabeth Reaser, Peter Facinelli, Dakota Fanning, Nikki Reed, Ashley Greene, Kellan Lutz, Jackson Rathbone, Booboo Stewart, Billy Burke, and others.

Robert Pattinson / Cosmopolis photo: Alfama Films.


         
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  1. didi

    Cosmopolis is indeed a blockbuster of the mind and those who don't want their mind to be confused better stay out of theatre. On the other hand, the themes are so actual that it makes the movie very fascinating, it makes you think and take your own conclusions.
    It is true though that a bit of preparation can help you to get the dialogues that are stylized and even kind of poetic. And it is also true that the movie asks for a second watch.
    The mood is intentionally very cold, detached, uncomfortable at times. The book had the same intense mood.
    I don't feel sorry at all for those who walk out: you should walk out for a dumb, silly movie not because you don't want your brain to be challenged. If at the end of the screening you didn't like the film nonetheless than that's okay, you at least gave it a try.
    Watching Cosmopolis made me think of European film makers long time ago like Antonioni, Godard, Bertolucci, Ingmar Bergman. They all made very special, unaccessible films and they were recognized for their talent while several of their movies became film classics.
    In our time their isn't much room anymore for challenging movies, even the indies often have a nice lovable story (Moonrise Kinddom, Rust and bone…).
    IMHO the performance of Robert Pattinson as Eric Packer is oscar worthy. Not that he has to win but a nomination would be more than deserved. I've seen performances of oscar winning actors that weren't so challenging as his' was. Eric Packer is in every scene of the movie, the responsability rested all on Pattinson's shoulders: he could make or ruin the
    movie and he was superb, according to many reviewers (and me lol).
    Those who have read the book know how difficult it was to bring the 'dead' character Packer on screen.
    The fact that Robert goes for art, not the paycheck deserves more respect than he gets from some critics, but the tide is changing and right so.

  2. Andre

    @Pui Yee

    Thank you for the correction, the text has been amended.

  3. JB

    My husband and I appreciate movies that are non-mainstream even though we don't always react to them the same way. We saw “The Tree of Life” sometime ago, and personally I did not like it much, but my husband felt it was one of the best films he's ever seen. “Cosmopolis” seems to be one of those that divide opinions, which to me makes it a film that you gotta see and decide for yourself.

  4. Pui Yee

    I declare that I haven't watched the film.
    However, based on the interview and review elsewhere, the film is very true to the book and dialog heavy. it is those kind of films that either you love it or hate it, no in between.
    It is not a pop corn movie for sure.

    By the way, Sarah's character is his wife, not ex-wife.

  5. JB

    To Covington Beasley - Huh? what are you talking about?

  6. Covington Beasley

    Cosmopolis is deplorable decadent rubbish with nothing redeeming about the film. Pattinson was so terribly ill-advised to careen so recklessly away from his fan base. Moreover, according to his own testimony reported elsewhere, he was repeatedly duped by Cronenberg into numerous impromptu sex scenes of which he had not apprised pior and for which he felt like a prostitute. Pattinson seems to have recognized the damage done to his heretofore decent acting career (Bel Ami notwithstanding) and is in damage control mode while attempting politely distance himself from the fiasco.

  7. Angela S.

    I've seen the movie already since it's already opened in Canada. I like it but I must say that it's a very difficult movie to digest. You really have to understand almost every word that the actors say and then piece them together. Don't go if you aren't use to art-house movies. I would not recommend anyone whose only exposure to Robert Pattinson is the Twilight movies.

    My friend who went to see this movie with me said that he didn't like this movie at all and declared that it was the second worst movie he'd ever seen next to “The Tree of Life”.

  8. Janna Hailey

    OMG! this movie looks SO INTENSE - amazing visuals. I'm not too crazy about the violence, but it'll be nice to see Edward Cu…I mean ROBERT PATTINSON again . OMG - can't wait.