Director: Christopher Nolan
Writer: Christopher Nolan
Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Ellen Page

Golden Globe Nominee for: Best Picture – Drama, Best Director – Christopher Nolan, Best Screenplay – Christopher Nolan, Best Original Score

Oscar (Academy Award) Nominations: Best Picture, Original Screenplay, Art Direction, Cinematography, Music (Original Score), Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, Visual Effects

Storyline
Dom Cobb is a skilled thief, the absolute best in the dangerous art of extraction, stealing valuable secrets from deep within the subconscious during the dream state, when the mind is at its most vulnerable. Cobb’s rare ability has made him a coveted player in this treacherous new world of corporate espionage, but it has also made him an international fugitive and cost him everything he has ever loved. Now Cobb is being offered a chance at redemption. One last job could give him his life back but only if he can accomplish the impossible-inception. Instead of the perfect heist, Cobb and his team of specialists have to pull off the reverse: their task is not to steal an idea but to plant one. If they succeed, it could be the perfect crime. But no amount of careful planning or expertise can prepare the team for the dangerous enemy that seems to predict their every move. An enemy that only Cobb could have seen coming. Written by Warner Bros. Pictures

It starts as a dream, then another dream, then a dream within a dream and you have no idea what is real and what is a dream. For the first 10-15 minutes of this film I was confused, then the story starts to fall into place as everyone wakes up and you understand what you have just seen is a dream. It’s not really that hard the rest of the time to tell the dreams from waking, as long as you are paying attention.

About half way through the movie I had it figured out. I can’t really say what I figured out, because that would be a spoiler, but then I had to watch the rest of the movie to see if I was right. This movie has a solid story line, fantastic visual special effects, Leonardo DiCaprio [squeee!] (Yes that was me, squealing like a little girl) along with fantastic co-stars including but not limited to Ken Watanabe (The Last Samurai, Memoirs of a Geisha) and Michael Caine (Secondhand Lions, The Cider House Rules and many others, but I saw these two and recommend them). The non-stop action dream scenes were amazing, well acted, well filmed.

In short, I feel this film very deserving of the Oscar nominations and I hope it wins one. I definitely recommend it.

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I got the name Bella because my grandfather called me Suzabell. I use that as a username and my friends on the site started calling me Bella. Thus was born: Bella Foxx's Life, now known as "just a city girl" since I have made the big jump from the country and am now living in the City, UES. I like to make jewelry (check out my blog "Bella is creative" started April 17, 2008) and write. I like to do cross stitch and knit. I sew, I don't really enjoy it, but I enjoy the clothes. I like to read the Bible, books, magazines, online newspaper articles, blogs, jokes on candy wrappers, ads on the subway, billboards, backs of food boxes, lists of ingredients and recipes, cleaning directions, sayings on shirts. I post my reviews on "Just a girl, living, reading, watching, and writing", on Shelfari, Library Thing and Goodreads.. I am allergic to practically everything: grass, trees, weeds, animal dander, dust, mold, wheat, apples, nuts, fish and coconut. The fish and coconut are so serious I carry an Epi-pen and wear a Medic-Alert bracelet. And last but not least. I love the Yankees.

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