An extremely wealthy man, dying from cancer, undergoes a radical medical procedure that transfers his consciousness into the body of a healthy young man. But all is not as it seems when he starts to uncover the mystery of the body's origin and the organization that will kill to protect its cause.Written by
Stick around for the first few minutes to watch a master class in acting from Ben Kingsley... When he leaves so should you.
What could have been a brilliant 'Total Recall' type thriller is just another soap opera with blubbering women, needy kids and ridiculous car chases. It's horrible to watch.
But the single biggest gaff in this celluloid effluence is the fact that the ruthless businessman (Kingsley) suffers a massive personality transplant after his 'shedding' and turns into a touchy-feely pansy.
The second biggest (and even more painful to watch) gaff is hiring a child who can't act. Yeah, sorry kid... you ain't gonna make it in the talkies.
But the best line in the movie happens about eight minutes in when the old dying Kingsley is trying to make a connection with his daughter who runs some kind of NGO in the city.
"This isn't work. It's a bunch of children throwing a tantrum!"
Just brilliant... and so true!
Three stars out of ten... all three for Ben Kingsley.
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