A mysterious experimental drug transforms an unemployed loser (Bradley Cooper) into a genius

By EW Staff
Updated March 17, 2011 at 04:00 AM EDT
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Credit: Myles Aronowitz

STARRING Bradley Cooper, Anna Friel, and Abbie Cornish
DIRECTED BY Neil Burger

A sort of Flowers for Algernon for the 21st century, Limitless follows an unemployed loser (Bradley Cooper) who suddenly becomes brilliant and rich thanks to a mysterious experimental drug. Of course, a story about a man having everything would be no fun — so before long, Cooper’s character finds himself the target of a group of hitmen who want to use the drug for themselves. Abbie Cornish and Robert De Niro round out the cast as Cooper’s girlfriend and a business mogul named Carl Van Loon.

Limitless (movie)

2011 movie
type
  • Movie
genre
mpaa
  • PG-13
runtime
  • 105 minutes

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