Me: How does a comedy/drama/fantasy movie starring the uber talented Anne Hathaway and hugely underappreciated skills of Jason Sudeikis (Horrible Bosses, We’re the Millers, ect.) sound? Is that something you’d be interested in seeing?
You: Yeah, maybe, what’s it about?
Me: Well, that’s the problem. I could give you a brief synopsis, but the less you know about “Colossal” the more you’ll like it. If you take my word for it, then find this movie on your favorite streaming service and watch it ASAP. If possible, try not to even look at the movie poster. Seriously, the less you know the better. (That’s why I didn’t include the movie poster, but a picture of Anne Hathaway from the movie, here in this review.)_
Colossal came out in 2016. I never heard about it, and it’s my job to know about movies. Clearly, this movie didn’t break into wide release or we would have done Peetimes for it. I only discovered the movie by a reference someone made in a YouTube video.
What I can tell you is this movie fits well in the genres that IMDb lists for it: comedy, drama, fantasy. And, at its core, the movie is about relationships and alcohol abuse.
I was entertained throughout the roller coaster ride of Colossal that goes from confusion, to joy, to…a very, very, dark place…and then wraps it up beautifully. At RottenTomatoes the critics give the movie an 81%, while the audience gives it a shockingly low 59%. I rarely agree with the critics, but wow, 59% from the audience? This is one of the best movies I’ve seen in a good long while. There’s no question I’d give it an A+.
The movie is brilliantly written and directed by Nacho Vigalondo, a Spanish writer/director. He has a few other English speaking movies that I can’t wait to check out. I’ll review them here when I do.
If you do watch this movie, then please do me a favor and pop back here and drop a comment about what you think.
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