Is there anything that Bradley Copper can't do....other than act? I mean, really, Cooper is not the best actor. Not by a long shot. That being said, there is a very specific role that Cooper was born to play. The cocky, smarmy, womanizing, likable jerk. This movie proves why this has become his bread and butter in Hollywood.
Limitless is about a likable loser named Eddie (Cooper) that just can't seem to bring it all together. He almost does from time to time, but in the end he always seems to fail. Relationships, jobs, writing his novel...everything. One day an old friend passes him on the street and they start to talk. Eddie tells him that he just cant seem to focus on what he needs to do. The friend offers him assistance. The assistance comes in the form of a little clear pill that opens your mind in a way that you never thought possible. It unlocks minute little insignificant memories that you may have had when you were 6 years old. It make your mind work in a way that allows to act less like a notebook and more like a supercomputer. When Eddie comes into a large amount of this "miracle" and starts making waves, he draws attention to himself. He starts being followed. He and those around him find themselves to be less and less safe. What happens when something gives you everything you ever wanted and then threatens to take it all away (and more)?
The movie is actually pretty good. It's not going to win an Oscar and will not go down at one of the greatest acting performances ever, but it is a pretty fun movie and offers a nice escape from the "everyday". Check it out!