Director: Nacho Vigalondo
Year Released: 2016
Unemployed alkie Gloria (Anne Hathaway) is thrown out of her boyfriend Tim's (Dan Stevens) apartment, so she returns to her suburban hometown to 'reset herself,' meets up with old classmate-turned-bar owner Oscar (Jason Sudeikis) and discovers ... wait for it ... she has the ability to stand in an empty field and make a giant monster appear in Seoul, South Korea that mimics her exact gestures (?!). When it comes to bizarre plots, this is as out-there as they come: to his credit, director Vigalondo, who also wrote the script, tries to make a grand metaphor about the failure to resolve childhood trauma and managing relationships in the age of social media, in which breakups and fall-outs are done so in a (very) public manner, as opposed to being private issues between two people. Even the most open-minded of viewers might find the premise just a bit of a stretch but at least he tried to take the rom-com stuff in a different direction ... and to his benefit, Hathaway and Sudeikis are down for whatever he wants them to do (talk about professionalism!).