Director: Luc Besson
Year Released: 2014
Student abroad Lucy (Scarlett Johansson) gets trapped in a situation where she's forced to be a drug mule for a powerful businessman (Choi Min-sik), with the experimental drug stitched into her stomach lining ... unfortunately for her it breaks and the drug starts working on her brain, allowing her to violate basic laws of physics. If you can - and it's a stretch - ignore the bunk science (having Morgan Freeman in there as a 'scientific authority' is actually a wise casting decision ... he can make anything sound real) and deal with the sometimes off-putting stylistic flourishes by Besson, it's actually a fun, fast-moving guilty pleasure. The concluding section, with the great majority of Lucy's brain unlocked, turns Johansson into an Akira-esque blob of matter before eventually transforming into a USB stick (!) - don't think, just enjoy the diminutive actress morphing into some kind of deity.