We saw Cloud Atlas over the weekend and greatly enjoyed the movie. A times, especially early on, it can be a tad confusing. But as the movie progresses everything starts to come together and you realize the depth and breath of theme and story line – our actions have consequences, both good and bad throughout time – in the past and present, as well as future epochs. Everything and everyone are linked. Here is the superb trailer for the movie:
Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Hugh Grant, Susan Sarandon, Jim Sturgess, Jim Broadbent, David Gyashi, Hugo Weaving, Ben Whishaw, and Keith David were all terrific, but for Alison and I it was Doona Bae that stole the show in her powerful portrayal of Sonmi 451 in the apocalyptic future sequences of the movie.
I strongly recommend seeing Cloud Atlas and especially recommend staying for the credits to see how many varied roles each of the actors played in the movie. Some will startle you. If Cloud Atlas does not at least win the Oscars for Make-up, Costume Design, and Special Effects, it will be a crime. Doona Bae should also win for Best Supporting Actress. Enjoy – it is quite a trip.