Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Uncertainty: certainly will put you to sleep


thanks to unifi, i now have the privilege to watch indie films at the comforts of home. nice!

i've been wiki-ing on Joseph Gordon-Levitt's past works and this guy sure got a lot of indie movies under his belt. though masses do tend to identify him with Inception (smooth!), (500) days of summer (lovable!) and ten things i hate about you (dorky!), just to name a few, i believe that his other work also warrant some peeking into.

so i watched 'uncertainty'. some movie that focus on this couple, kate (Lynn Collins) and bobby (JGL) on the crossroads of making life-changing decisions on the eve of fourth of July. kate is an aspiring actress waiting for a break but somehow is 11 weeks pregnant. whilst bobby has a job of which i'm not sure what but he knows how to fix computers.

the movie explores the idea of the uncertainty principle which brings the movie to be split into 2 set of events moving in complete opposite direction but somehow, helping the couple to decide on what to do for their future. kate and bobby are at some bridge where they each choose opposing paths ahead of them. at the end of the bridge, kate got into a taxi that has bobby in it with a misplaced handphone wanted by mobs, whilst on the other end of the bridge, bobby runs off into a green van driven by Kate en route to her family's home.

kate's path is more eventful with the chasing by the mobs and yada-yada when bobby decided to pass the handphone for a price. as for bobby's path, it's much sombre and only punctuated by family dramas during the couple brief stay for kate's family dinner.

all in all, i think the movie is pointless. boring. no wonder wiki doesn't have much to say about it. but here's some explanation given by wiki regarding the uncertainty principle that this movie based on:

In quantum mechanics, the Heisenberg uncertainty principle states a fundamental limit on the accuracy with which certain pairs of physical properties of a particle, such as position and momentum, cannot be simultaneously known. In other words, the more precisely one property is measured, the less precisely the other can be controlled, determined, or known

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