Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Trailer Park Tuesdays - The Zero Theorem

Trailer Park Tuesdays is everything.
Trailer Park Tuesdays is nothing.

I have long been a big fan of Terry Gilliam's work.  Brazil, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Twelve Monkeys, Time Bandits, etc., he's made some great movies.  His last few films have been. . .well, they've been Brothers Grimm, Tideland, and The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus, so they've been a mixed bag of not-that-greatness.

Regardless, I still get excited when I hear about a Terry Gilliam project and I get double-excited when he actually finishes it and, hey look!, he finished a new movie!  This one is called The Zero Theorem.  Here's the official synopsis:

"The Zero Theorem stars two-time Academy Award winner Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained, Inglorious Basterds) as Qohen Leth, an eccentric and reclusive computer genius plagued with existential angst.  Living in a burnt-out church, Qohen is obsessively working on a mysterious project personally delegated to him by Management (Matt Damon) aimed at discovering the meaning of life - or the lack thereof - once and for all.  Increasingly disturbed by unwanted visits from people he doesn't fully trust, including the flirtatious Bainsley (Mélanie Thierry), Management's wunderkind son Bob (Lucas Hedges), his unpredictable colleague Joby (David Thewlis), and would-be digital therapist Dr. Shrink-Rom (Tilda Swinton), it's only when he experiences the power of love and desire that he's able to understand his own reason for being."

Yup. Sounds like something Gilliam would make.  Looks like it too.
Here's the official trailer:

The Zero Theorem is available On Demand right now in some places (go look for it) and will open in select theaters starting September 19th (go see it).
Alternative poster:

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