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Cloud Atlas (2012)
Directors: Tom Tykwer, Lana Wachowski
Writers: David Mitchell(novel), Lana Wachowski(screenplay)
Cast: Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Doona Bae, Hugh Grant, Jim Broadbent,
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Fantasy
Length: 2h 52min

A film that explores the concept that humanity is connected, including the lives of six different people living in different times. Their stories seem unrelated but through their actions they cause a rippling effect that shapes future events.

This might seem like a complicated movie but if you remember just one thing it will make sense...you are watching six different stories, that are thematically are unrelated. These six stories are inter-cut and not shown in sequential order. They take place in both the past, near present and distant future. The actors appear in all the story segments in very well done make up. Half the fun is seeing if you can tell who is who.

I really enjoyed all six of the story lines. In a way I wish this had been done in three separate movies, as there's only 30 minutes for each story to tell it's tale. Which really isn't long enough, though the movie is almost 3 hours long...and it did hold my attention. It's well done, interesting, but it did not make me believe that our souls are interconnected.