A man close to death ponders the many lives he might have led in this fantasy from director and screenwriter Jaco van Dormael. Nemo Nobody (Jared Leto) is 117-years-old, ill and facing his last days as he looks back on his past and a particular crucial moment -- at the age of nine, Nemo's parents divorced, and as his mother (Natasha Little) and father (Rhys Ifans) stood on a train platform, he had to choose who he would go with, and whether he would live in the United States or Great Britain. Either choice would bring with it a wide variety of possibilities regarding the sort of life he would lead, and Nemo imagines nearly all of them, including two different wives -- sweet but emotionally blank Jeanne (Linh-Dan Pham) and lovely but troubled Elise (Sarah Polley) -- and another woman, Anna (Diane Kruger), who he loves but can not marry. But as Nemo considers the many different paths his life could have taken, his memory begins to fail him, and he finds it increasingly difficult to be certain which was his real life and which is a product of his imagination. Mr. Nobody also stars Thomas Byrne as nine-year-old Nemo and Toby Regbo as Nemo in his teenage years.~Mark Deming
Overall I liked the movie because I am a big fan of Jared Leto who is a very passionate and talented actor. Jared's character, Nobody is a passionate lover of life and is a comfortable to watch and follow on his journey but many times I found myself wondering what was supposed to be true and what was actually just the characters imagination which rendered the movie hard to follow at times, coupled with the fact that it is a long movie, is not a good combination. Good visuals and messages to the viewer.
A boy stands on a station platform as a train is about to leave. Should he go with his mother or stay with his father? Infinite possibilities arise from this decision. As long as he doesn't choose, anything is possible.
Not for everyone, and it can seem a little long at points, but this is a great movie if you give it a chance. I would almost say you need to watch it at least two or three times to really appreciate it. One start taken away for the lack of broad appeal, but in terms of the actual film, for me it is a 5 star flick.