Sunday, 14 August 2011

"You look terrible!"

Just watched Jonathan Mostow's SURROGATES (2009) which is based on a comic book series - and have to spread some thoughts.. - But: beware! - This will be kind of deep insight into a kind of dickey female brain.. Mine - to be specific.. ;")

In a nutshell:

Not too far in the future: Dr. Lionel Canter (James Cromwell) invented so called surrogates – androids - which make it possible for you to leave your “real body” at home while via your surrogate – whose looks can be just as perfect as you want it - you'll live your "real" life in the "real" world:
your surrogate is connected with you - so he/she does what you want and you see what he/ she sees etc. – when your surrogate is damaged it won’t hurt you.. well, that’s the way it was - but now someone out there is after surrogates and when he gets them their human counterparts will die, too..

So FBI agent Andrew Stone (Boris Kodjoe) sends out agent Tom Greer (Bruce Willis) and Greer’s partner agent Jennifer Peters (Radha Mitchell) to find out what is happening and who is the mastermind behind all this..

What’s more is that a group of activists against “robos” - led by “The Prophet” (Ving Rhames) - is making trouble and destroys Greer’s surrogate – while Greer has also some worries with his wife Maggie (Rosamund Pike)…

Ok.. - I have to confess: when I saw Mr. Willis looking like this I was first thinking:

Oh! No!! What have you done to yourself, Bruce?

- and than I simply had to laugh - because: Well, he looks a bit silly.. doesn't he? ;")

Radha Mitchell - not looking silly at all..

Watch out for:

  • Well, I was told that porn actress Hanna Hilton has a cameo in this film - but I don't know who she is. (internal memo: "watch more US porn..") Gee - I hope there was no big sign saying: "Hey - This is porn star Hanna Hilton!!" and I just overlooked her.. Maybe someone notices her in the trailer..

  • I did notice Hiroshi Ishiguro (HA!!..) in the opening sequence - he is a Japanese scientist and you can see him with his actual android in the beginning of this film - see: SURROGATES is really not that far away in the future..
Look at all those pretty people - like Rosamund Pike and Boris Kodjoe!!

This film really hits a nerve of mine:

Like most females (I asume that from all those magazine articles out there about how to loose fat and receive perfectly shaped eyebrows etc..) I sometimes feel really ugly.. - Looking at some magazines for guys - you boys are worriyng, too - aren't you??

It did take me some time to accept that I will never look like Ava Gardner or Lana Turner or someone like that. That I am just an ordenary girl - with nothing to be proud of - but also nothing to be ashamed of. Actually I think I am quite ok. ... hm.. but come to think of it.. ;")

You know what? Whenever I spot some actress with cellulitis or bad complexion - I immediatly become her fan. The male actors I like all have some kind of imperfection..

Nevertheless I love Rosamund Pike and Radha Mitchell since forever - they are two of my favourite modern actresses.. Just don't let us discuss that, ok? ;")

It was quite interesting to notice that Bruce Willis - looking how we all know him - is the "real" Tom Greer - while Radha Mitchell's and Rosamund Pike's normal film appearance here was their surrogate's looks - and they had to go under heavy make up to become the "real" Jennifer resp. Maggie.. What do you think does this mean?

See! That's how I like Bruce Willis to look like.. Like a real person! And it comes even better: that man really has a tough time again..

- well - he is after all Bruce Willis.. There seems to be always someone out there to want him to suffer..

Scene to see:

Watch the whole film, please - but watch out for that "break-down" scene (you can spot it in the trailer too..) - that is amazing film making! It is also awesome to see Tom Greer (Bruce Willis) really in pieces walking through streets filled with surrogates..

Have a look:

You should watch this film if you..

... never mind - just watch this film. ;")

I think it's a good film for boys AND girls. Some action (quite awesome car crashes - though I am really no expert in action scenes..) and some thoughts about looking/being perfect - suits most of us, doesn't it??

Quotes Corner:

Tom Greer: "Honey, I don't know what you are. I mean, for all I know, you could be some big, fat dude sitting in his stim chair with his dick hanging out."

~ well, isn't that just a lovely image ?? ~

There's just one more thing:

SURROGATES delivers quite an interesting idea: What would you like to have your android look like? Would you like to have one at all??

Look - even surrogates are visiting cosmeticians..

(ok - have you noticed that I used "look" in some way for every picture in this entry? hm?? ;"p
- No this is no coincindence.. Neither is the title of this entry..)

Thank you very much for listening!

Yours (very well, quite nice looking today and) truly


(- the real one - no surrogate!)


  1. I've been wanting to see this movie since it first came out. Thanks to your super cool has moved to the top of my must see list. I forgot Rosemund Pike was in it. And Bruce is one of my faves along with Radha. Wonderful post Irene.

  2. Monty, I think you'll like this film.

    With not even 90 minutes it's quite a short film you may say - but really: it's great.

    Maybe you won't be as overwhelmed as me.. but I really think you might enjoy it. ;")


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