So I watched Inception during the weekend and Marillon Cotillard stole the show! Her portrayal of Mal (Leo DiCaprio’s wife who commits suicide) was haunting .
I wanted her to appear on screen but at the same time she made me hold on to my seat cause she was mad and unpredictable.
Leo, on the other hand…from the trailers it seemed like he was the perfect fit for a movie like this but I donno… it just didn’t work. By the end of the movie, he hadn’t made a big impression on me.
All in all. If you’re fascinated by dreams, the subconscious, and the fine line between dreams and reality, go watch this movie. The visual effects are awesome too!
The storyline was a bit complex for me because of the “dream within a dream” element, but this is not a “walk in the park” kind of movie. You might not get it from the first watch but that’s the fun of it.
Just ask Marillon Cotillard who read the script twice to understand it thoroughly:
“I had never read a script like it before. It is so emotionally complex I had to read it a second time. But I was touched by the different layers of the story and I wanted to be a part of it.” [Source]
Marillon Cotillard won the Oscar for Best Actress for her role as Edith Piaff. What’s ironic is that Piaff’s ‘Je Ne Regrette Rien’ was played a couple of times during the movie.
Sources: Pic 1; Pic 2