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Issue: Winter 2014

Lucy (2014) movie review

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Lucy (Scarlett Johansson) is just another girl with boyfriend troubles. She is in Taiwan when her boyfriend of a week asks her to deliver a briefcase to Mr Jang. Wisely she refuses, but he cuffs the case to her anyway.

She finds herself a drug mule, and when affected by the drug, more than human.

Lucy the film starts out as a crime/thriller drug smuggling movie, but ends with **SPOILER**, okay, it ends somewhere different. Does this make Lucy a compelling story, or just a trip into the imagination of writer/director Luc Besson?

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Movie poster, Lucy

Even Morgan Freeman as the scientist who acts as our guide through the 'science' of the film doesn't rescue Lucy from being light weight.

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by Ali Kayn
Australian release 28 Aug 2014
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Title: Lucy (2014)
Written by: Luc Besson
Directed by: Luc Besson
Running time: 90 mins
Rating: MA15+

The Players: Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman

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