I was given screening passes to Mr. Nobody and to be honest, I had no idea what it was. After checking online I became excited that it starred Jared Leto and seemed to have an abstract plot spanning generation.... sounds interesting.
We arrived late and though I missed the first bit, I don't think it would have changed my opinion of the film much... In two words...
The content itself is so bizarre, a man, the oldest man in the world in fact, is 120 and the last mortal human in the future world where people never die.
He is reluctantly telling a story to a reporter which leads to a number of flashbacks and flashside ways (to use a "Lost" idea) where we explore this man, Mr. Nemo Nobody, from pre-birth to now. What is exhausting is the various lives he may or may not have lived.
We see him at several cross-roads where he examines his choices and if simply not making a choice is the best answer.
Confusing to follow, the film goes through many lives and sub-lives of oneman who quite obviously could not have lived all these adventures.
While some compain there is lack of development of any one "life" i disagree. I felt connections to most characters simply because of their very real possibility. From a wife who is depressed, to a death, to loost love, to found love all basic emotions and experiences of life are encountered by Nemo...
Cinematically, the film was stunning. I especially enjoyed the different angles and shots it was visually appealing and interesting....
I would recommend seeing this film, in fact, I want to see it again as it is a complicated twisted tale that stretches your thinking in ways that are fun and intricate.