Movie Review: Self/Less


Director: Tarsem Singh
Written By: David Pastor and Alex Pastor
Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Ben Kingsley, Natalie Martinez, Matthew Goode
Production Company: Endgame Entertainment
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sequences of violence, some sexuality and language
Release Date: July 10, 2015
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.

What would you do for immortality? What if you can transfer your ingenious mind to another “genetically engineered” body and continue to live?
What if, you find out the “genetically engineered” body is actually a person. Someone’s husband, child, wife, father or mother?
I needed to let this one marinate for a day after watching it. I want to say that I liked this movie. I want to say that the story line was great.
I can’t. What happened? I think it was rushed. I feel like there was a lot missing. I feel like Ryan Reynolds could have done so much better. I liked the comedic references. I think that is something we all love about Ryan Reynolds. I just couldn’t get behind this movie. Maybe it had to do with how the trailers were marketed. It looks like a thriller right?
No, it’s a “Sci-fi” mystery type movie. It’s a “wait-until-Netflix-streams-it” kind of movie.
That is how I saw it.
I love the science behind the transferring of your conscious mind to another body. I am sure that there are dangers involved, but we are a nation of scientists. Anything can happen.