Colossal (2016, Anne Hathaway, Jason Sudeikis)



Gloria (Anne Hathaway) is an out-of-work party girl who finds herself in relationship trouble with her sensible boyfriend, Tim (Dan Stevens), and is forced to move back to her tiny hometown to get her life back on track. She reconnects with childhood friend Oscar (Jason Sudeikis), a good-natured bar owner with a coterie of drinking buddies (Tim Blake Nelson and Austin Stowell), and resumes her drinking lifestyle.

Meanwhile, on the other side of the world, a larger-than-life creature begins attacking Seoul, South Korea on a nightly basis, captivating spectators around the world. One night, Gloria is horrified to discover that her every move at a local playground is being mimicked on a catastrophic scale by the rampaging beast. When Gloria’s friends get wind of the bizarre phenomenon, a second, more destructive creature emerges, prompting an epic showdown between the two monsters.

Deconstructing the monster movie genre in wildly imaginative ways, writer-director Nacho Vigalondo (TIMECRIMES, EXTRATERRESTRIAL, OPEN WINDOWS) unleashes a fantastical tale that also triumphs as a wholly original and subversive romantic comedy. Featuring an empowering central performance by Anne Hathaway — playing a train-wreck fumbling toward redemption as she did in RACHEL GETTING MARRIED — COLOSSAL is that rare beast, the story of a woman battling for her survival and taking control of her own life in the shadow of two very different monsters on either side of the world.

production details
Canada | 109 minutes | 2016

Director: Nacho Vigalondo
Script: Nacho Vigalondo,

Anne Hathaway as Gloria
Jason Sudeikis as Oscar
Tim Blake Nelson as Garth
Dan Stevens as Tim
Austin Stowell as Joel
Hannah Cheramy as Young Gloria
Agam Darshi as Ash
Rukiya Bernard as Maggie
Miho Suzuki as News Reporter
Sarah Surh as Mother
Nathan Ellison as Young Oscar
Everett Adams as Chubby Boy
Charles Singh as Expert #1
Jenny Mitchell as Expert #2
Alyssa Dawson as Reporter
Maddie Smith as Reporter #2
James Yi as Fund Raiser Man
Haeun Hannah Cho as Little Girl
Melissa M. Montgomery as Waitress
Christine Lee as Seoul Waitress
Hettie Lynne Hurtes as News Reporting Consultant
Andrew Tait as Bar Patron (uncredited)

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