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Colossal (2016)

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Gloria is an out-of-work party girl forced to leave her life in New York City and move back home. When reports surface that a giant creature is destroying Seoul, she gradually comes to the realization that she is somehow connected to this phenomenon.

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Young Oscar
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Little Girl
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Fund Raiser Man
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Storyline

Gloria (Anne Hathaway) is an out-of-work girl who, after getting kicked out of her apartment by her boyfriend, is forced to leave her life in New York and move back to her hometown. When news reports surface that a giant creature is destroying Seoul, South Korea, Gloria gradually comes to the realization that she is somehow connected to this far-off phenomenon. As events begin to spin out of control, Gloria must determine why her seemingly insignificant existence has such a colossal effect on the fate of the world.

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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21 April 2017 (Canada)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$120,226, 7 April 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$3,021,345, 16 June 2017
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Several times a map is seen suggesting that the town is somewhere in New England. The 603 area code on the taxi in an early scene confirms it's in New Hampshire. See more »

Goofs

There is no way the area around the monster sightings would remain open to the public when it was a continuous threat; the area would have been evacuated and quarantined until the situation was resolved. Without this colossal plot hole, of course, there would not be much of a story. See more »

Quotes

Gloria: [throws the bar keys towards Oscar] Here! There are your keys; I'm not coming back to your shitty bar!
Oscar: [picking up the keys] Yeah you are.
Gloria: [panting] Oh yeah?
Oscar: Yeah.
[Throws the keys at Gloria with enough force to hurt her]
Gloria: [holding her stomach in pain] Ow!
Oscar: [calmly] You're gonna keep working at the bar, or I'm gonna come back here tomorrow, and destroy an entire neighborhood.
Gloria: [through her teeth, bringing her face close to Oscar's] Then I'll come back and I'll kick your fucking ass!
Oscar: [still calm] No you ...
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When The Lights Go Out
Performed by Crybaby
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Surely The Director Can Do Better Than This ?
2 May 2017 | by See all my reviews

As soon as I saw the name Nacho Vigalondo I knew I had to catch this movie. The director wrote, directed and starred in 7.35 IN THE MORNING a short involving twisted desire, jet black comedy and one of the most memorable irritating catchy tunes it has been my pleasure to hear. 7.35 is one of these short films that leaves you gasping "What a simple brilliant idea , I wish I'd thought of that". Unsurprisingly Vigalondo went on to have a have a prolific and successful career. The downside is that his career is in Spanish language cinema and which means his material is rather difficult to get in Britain. Since COLOSSAL is English language featuring a bunch of Hollywood faces I quickly took the opportunity to see it , but having seen it I've got to ask is that it ?

A few people have praised COLOSSAL for its quirky nature. It's true that it has that quirky , independent feel and I've no doubt Nacho is a quirky , delightfully bonkers guy in real life but as both cinema and coherent narrative COLOSSAL falls short. I suppose you can call it a mixed genre film with a plot line involving human drama on one hand and sci-fi/horror spectacular on the other but the two aspects never gell. There is an explanation of sorts connecting the two plot lines but not in any deep meaningful manner. Just because something is explained and tries to be absurdist you still have to develop the story in order to convince the audience and any sort of internal logic didn't convince me here. The human elements of the story are somewhat boring and you constantly feel like you're watching people viewing stuff on social media. In short it's a major disappointment from someone who made one of the greatest short films I've ever seen


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