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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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Nacho Vigalondo

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Nacho Vigalondo
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anne Hathaway ... Gloria
Jason Sudeikis ... Oscar
Austin Stowell ... Joel
Tim Blake Nelson ... Garth
Dan Stevens ... Tim
Hannah Cheramy ... Young Gloria
Nathan Ellison Nathan Ellison ... Young Oscar
Sarah Surh ... Mother
Haeun Hannah Cho Haeun Hannah Cho ... Little Girl
Carlos Joe Costa Carlos Joe Costa ... Old Man
Melissa M. Montgomery ... Waitress (as Melissa Montgomery)
Christine Lee ... Seoul Waitress
Rukiya Bernard ... Maggie
James Yi James Yi ... Fund Raiser Man
Alyssa Dawson Alyssa Dawson ... Reporter
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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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There's a monster in all of us See more »


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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Canada | USA | Spain | South Korea

Language:

English | Korean

Release Date:

21 April 2017 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

A kolosszus See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$120,226, 7 April 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$3,021,345, 16 June 2017
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2.39:1
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Trivia

Was hit by a lawsuit in May 2015, claiming it had too many similarities to Godzilla (2014). See more »

Goofs

When Gloria and Oscar hears the alarm signal from the TV it is dark outside despite the fact that the alarm sounds just before the colossal appearing which is 8.05 am. See more »

Quotes

Oscar: [For Tim] What a schmuck!
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When The Lights Go Out
Performed by Crybaby
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An Engaging Character Study Advertised as a Dumb Comedy
25 August 2017 | by SquigglyCrunchSee all my reviews

Colossal follows a woman who discovers that she controls a giant monster attacking Seoul with her movements, and how she tries to learn to manage that responsibility.

Upon seeing the trailers I dismissed this as a garbage comedy with a dumb concept, but upon seeing the movie it's something much more. For starters, the concept is handled in a way that I didn't at all expect. It handles it with a lot of seriousness. It takes a concept that could make for a mildly entertaining children's movie, and shows it how it would really play out. The characters who get involved are real people and when the monster comes into play there are real consequences. When it comes down to it, this is a movie about supernatural circumstances and how people would respond to those circumstances if they became reality. And as a result, the movie is very unique. It's a one-of-a-kind movie.

Some of this uniqueness does come through as self-aware, out there comedy. Most of it works, but it's very unusual. Still, with a concept like this one, they don't really feel out of place. Looking back at those scenes they were really weird, but still fun. Most of it isn't laugh-out-loud funny, but it's good.

As much as I did love this movie, there is a point towards the last act where one character has a fairly sudden mental switch and while it doesn't really distract from the flow of the film, it's hard to ignore it.

Overall I loved Colossal. As a comedy it isn't that good, but as a movie it's great. I loved the direction the movie took, and I can't wait to see it again. In the end I would definitely recommend watching it.


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