WHAT IF A PILL COULD MAKE YOU RICH AND POWERFUL?
Struggling writer Eddie Morra (Bradley Cooper) swallows a mysterious pill that enables him to access 100 % of his brain capacity, but there are dangerous drawbacks. Apparently, digesting a smart pill like that will make you able to figure out all kinds of ways to make money and gain influence, but you’ll still be too dumb to avoid falling into obvious traps like failing to see what will happen once you run out of pills. The movie comes up with an answer that is anything but satisfactory, but it is still fun to watch and Cooper is a compelling lead.
2011-U.S. 105 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed by Neil Burger. Novel: Alan Glynn (“The Dark Fields”). Cast: Bradley Cooper (Eddie Morra), Abbie Cornish (Lindy), Robert De Niro (Carl Van Loon), Andrew Howard, Anna Friel, Johnny Whitworth.
Trivia: Shia LaBeouf was originally cast as Eddie. Followed by a TV series, Limitless (2015-2016).