starring Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Hugo Weaving, Jim Broadbent, Jim Sturgess, Keith David,
Susan Sarandon and Hugh Grant
screenplay by Lana Wachowski
directed by Tom Tykwer and Andy Wachowski
Based on the book by David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas follows several story lines set in different times, from the South Pacific in the nineteenth century to the post-apocalyptic future. The idea is to follow reincarnated souls and how actions by people in one lifetime have karmic ripples through time. History repeats itself. People are connected. I didn’t appreciate it as a story device. In fact, I thought I was hallucinating. It didn’t help that I was suffering a medication overdose at the time. In fact, that could have been the problem entirely. But I don’t think so. I turned it off well before the end. I couldn’t take it anymore.