CHANGE THE WAY YOU LOOK AT THE WORLD.
There was at least one critic who spotted the similarities between this film and that of a typical Robin Williams flick at the time of its release. It’s easy to imagine him as the super-intelligent, friendly man who claims to be an extra-terrestrial and whose presence on a psych ward has a positive effect on the other patients. Kevin Spacey handles the part well, the film is pretty to look at, but it feels drawn out and the passion that sometimes is evident onscreen won’t have an effect on many viewers – when it suddenly does stir me it’s just too late.
2001-U.S. 120 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed by Iain Softley. Cast: Kevin Spacey (Prot), Jeff Bridges (Mark Powell), Mary McCormack (Rachel Powell), Alfre Woodard, David Patrick Kelly, Saul Williams… Aaron Paul.
Trivia: Will Smith allegedly pulled out of playing the part of Prot.