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Inception is about a group of dream architects that are paid to enter a man’s dream and plant an idea in his head.

A FUNNY JOKE I HEARD RECENTLY

Dear Martin Luther King,

Oh yeah? Well, I have a dream, within a dream, within a dream. So there.

Sincerely,

Leonardo DiCaprio

(Come on, laugh… it’s funny!)

MOVIE INFO

  • Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Ellen Page, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Cillian Murphy
  • Rated: PG-13 for sequences of violence and action throughout.
  • Released: 2010
  • Genre: Science Fiction, Action, Thriller
  • My Opinion: Intelligent and Mind-bending!

NON SPOILER SUMMARY

Dom Cobb is very good at his job, which is to enter the dreams of successful business people, and steal their secrets. It’s not exactly legal. That, and a few other interesting reasons, keeps Dom on the run and away from his children. When he is approached to take a job that everyone else considers impossible, Dom accepts, hoping that the large sum of money will finally allow him to buy his freedom and see his family again. The job: Inception. Dom has to successfully plant an idea in someone’s mind, and achieve a desired outcome for his customer.

CIN’S REVIEW

I saw Inception at the theater three times. So, I guess you could say I liked it! And each time I watched it, I was completely fascinated at how brilliant this movie is. Not only are there levels in the dreams, there are levels in the screenplay, in the acting, in the cinematography. Inception instantly rocketed onto my “Favorite Movies of All Time” list. Each time, I noticed new, important details that gave clues to how the movie really ends. Which in itself is proof of an intelligent film. Have you heard all the ruckus from people arguing about the ending of the movie? The answer is there… you just have to find it. (Well, that’s my opinion anyway!)

And of course, it helps that I am an incredible fan of dreams. I personally think they are more fascinating than waking life. So dream movies… well… I like them too. Perhaps I am biased. But in the case of Inception, fans and critics agree: this is one worth watching!

INTERESTING TIDBITS

  • Inception appeared on over 273 critics’ lists of the top ten films of 2010, being picked as #1 on 55 of those lists.
  • Inception won 4 Academy Awards, and was nominated for 4 more.
  • It was also nominated for 9 British Academy Film Awards (won 3), and 4 Golden Globe Awards.
  • So far, this movie has grossed $823 million worldwide.
  • Christopher Nolan (writer, co-producer and director) worked on the screenplay for 10 years. He was influenced by films such as The Matrix, Dark City, and The Thirteenth Floor. He enjoyed the concept that the world around you might not be real.

WHERE TO FIND INCEPTION

  • You can rent Inception at any movie store or Netflix.
  • You can purchase this movie at Amazon.com.
  • There are also plenty of good used copies at eBay.

WANT TO WATCH MORE DREAM MOVIES?

Dreamscape: 1984, Dennis Quaid. A gifted psychic is recruited to help patients with disturbing dreams at a dream lab, and stumbles on something sinister. Dreamscape is currently available on Netflix Instant Streaming.

The Cell: 2000, Jennifer Lopez. A psychotherapist that helps patients by entering their dreams agrees to enter the dreams of a serial killer with the hope of finding his last victim that may still be alive.

The Science of Sleep: 2006. A young man has trouble keeping the images in his dreams separate from his waking life. The Science of Sleep is currently available on Netflix Instant Streaming.

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