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Self/less (film review) *contains spoilers*

Film: Self/less
Year: 2015
Genre: Action, Mystery, Sci-fi
Directed By: Tarsem Singh
Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Ben Kingsley, Natalie Martinez, Matthew Goode
About: A dying real estate mogul transfers his consciousness into a healthy young body, but soon finds that neither the procedure nor the company that performed it are quite what they seem.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3agaVwt0tb8

My Review:
Wanting a movie I have seen before and always enjoy I decided to go for the Ryan Reynolds movie Self/less which I always really enjoy no matter how many times I have seen it.

The movie is about a man who is dying and decides to put his mind into another body which is younger and a lot healthier however he is no longer able to talk or see anyone from his previous life and they are not to know he is still alive. When he by accident misses a dose of his medication he starts to see memories which he discovers do not belong to him but to the person who's body he is now inside!

I love that this movie shows Ryan Reynolds in a serious role instead of a a comedy role in which fans of his are used to. This film shows him as a man who when he discovers that he is using someone else's body and finds the family tries to protect them from the men who transferred the bodies. Knowing that they wont be safe until the men are stopped. Being able to switch the bodies I found really interesting and wished I knew more about how the brain/memories were transported into the other body with the machine in which they are made to go into. I also like the fact that Ryan Reynold's character grows throughout the movie from someone who wanted to continue his life with the use of a lab body and not paying any attention to his child to becoming a man who will do anything to protect the man's family in which he is using the body. I also really love the ending of this movie and how it shows that the person can go back to who they were if they are to go off of the tablets in which is suppressing the real person's memories, and how the main character ends up going through the withdrawal symptoms which comes with the tablets so that the family are able to get their husband/father back and he is no more. With the movie also being an action film I found myself unable to take my eyes off of the screen and loving it more with every moment from the great acting from the whole cast to the great directing that was used to create all sorts of emotions from the viewer.

I do wish however that they delved deeper into how the machine worked and how the people are able to do the machine more than once in order to body swap and how they came to know about how the machine works and how it came into being. I also think on the sci-fi front there just needed a little more explanation about how everything comes together.

Overall, this is a great action movie and one that deserves more recognition. I would highly recommend this movie to those who are fans of Ryan Reynolds and those who love action movies. I would also recommend this movie to those who are looking for a body swap movie and a movie where the character becomes from a hard man to someone who really ends up caring about those around them. I love this film and is a film I would definitely watch again.   

My Rating: 4/5 

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