i had a free movie pass i earned from awhile back that was due to expire this weekend so justin and i took the opportunity to have a little date night. this movie was not necessarily at the top of our list to see but it was showing at a convenient time for our sitter and was something we both agreed looked interesting. i'm glad we saw it!
based on the book the dark fields, limitless tells the story of a writer who happens upon a drug (NZT) that allows him to reach untapped parts of his brain and essentially become a better version of himself. it reminds me of the type of ethical dilemma posited in philosphy class where you dicuss id vs. ego vs. super-ego. bradley cooper does a great job narrating this and it's fun watching him "turn it on" when he's on NZT. though it starts off a little slow, things quickly get exciting.
there are alot of gaps in the storyline but it's still a fun movie to watch if you're able to willingly suspend your disbelief. robert de niro and abbie cornish are also entertaining to watch and at only 105 minutes, it's not a bad way to relax together away from the little one for a bit.