Self/Less

Jays Rating:

A man’s mind is transferred into another person’s body in the science fiction thriller, Self/Less. Damian (Ben Kingsley) is a rich real estate mogul from New York who is dying from cancer. He is contacted by a mysterious man named Albright (Matthew Goode) who said he could save Damian’s life. Albright said that with a sizeable monetary donation to his company – which Damian happily made – he will take Damian’s mind and transfer it to a younger body. So later, when the end of Damian’s life is drawing near, he agrees to the process and is put into some sort of MRI-type machine that transferred his consciousness into a younger, more athletic body (Ryan Reynolds). (I’m not almost dead but I would gladly transfer into a body like Ryan Reynolds.) When the younger Damian forgets to take medicine given by Albright he starts having hallucinations. He soon figures out he is actually sharing a body with somebody else and he wants to search for people that are in his visions. I really enjoy science fiction films and this movie has all the elements that keep you on the edge of your seat. Ryan Reynolds was perfect as someone who is troubled with two minds in one body. The real issue is the script that doesn’t bring anything fresh to the table with this type of scenario. I could also see (no pun intended) how the movie was going to end mostly because of the title. (I hope I didn’t give anything away.) Once again this is a fun film, but I will forget all about it in a month and I’m giving it a B- rating.

This movie has been given a PG-13 rating by the MPAA

Although I am blind, I can appreciate a good movie as well as sighted individuals. I rely more on a good story line than special effects.