Have Some Colossal Fun with Anne Hathaway and Nacho Vigalondo


"But I was having a hard time connecting with the movies that I was being sent for various reasons". Engaging ideas bubble up every so often in Colossal, a film that carries out magical thinking to its extreme.

"I was really lucky". She impresses both as the ne'er-do-well and as the main character in an indie drama realizing a deep internal truth.

The mess Gloria - alcoholic and inconsiderate - makes turns out to harm not just those around her, but thousands of fleeing Koreans. It's culture. That's a movie I learned to appreciate in different ways as I grew older, because monster films, even if the monster is at the center, the movie is treated as a natural disaster. "To me, that's why Gloria's a hero-not because she does everything right, but because when the stakes get high enough, she takes them in and she owns them". And is it ever a unusual one.

In the clip, below, we see Gloria reveal her super-powered connection to her friends, who are slow on the uptake.

As for the former "Saturday Night Live" star, 41, he plays Oscar, someone Gloria knows from their childhood but there's more to him than meets the eye.

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The Godzilla-sized creature in South Korea somehow connected to Gloria's binge-drinking leads to a terrific lush lady-versus-nice guy showdown. A monster appears in Seoul mimicking her movements and destroying buildings.

"The script that you see on the screen is the script that we shared". It's a monster movie, fused with a dark comedy, that is inventive, surprising, unique, and empowering.

"Only two?" Hathaway chuckles.

But such is the serendipitous journey of Colossal, a shrewdly ambitious genre mash-up that quickly got its first casting choices in an ensemble that also includes Jason Sudeikis, Dan Stevens, and Tim Blake Nelson. "I'm not ready for people's comments", the model said. "I would just be reading about something totally unrelated to me and [see] a headline about me and how much your site dislikes me or whoever was writing it dislikes me would come up". There are metaphors of addiction, control, empathy. there's so many. "How the world feels about me has nothing to do with me", she says.

"I had never posted a photo of my son, and I made a decision to post a shot of the back of his head, and nearly as soon as I'd done it, I wished that I hadn't", she stated. The actress also grounds the absurdity in solemnity as she emotionally elaborates on how her movements can have very dire and disastrous effects.