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10th Oct '17 3:01:26 PM x_countryguy
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* AppliedPhlebotinum: The NZT-48 pills.
* AsLongAsItSoundsForeign: The scene where Eddie speaks Chinese to the waiter at the Chinese restaurant has been heavily criticized as the characters are just speaking gibberish

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* AppliedPhlebotinum: The NZT-48 pills.
pills are the items that let the characters "cheat". In this case it gives them super acuity and mental capacity.
* AsLongAsItSoundsForeign: The scene where Eddie speaks Chinese to the waiter at the Chinese restaurant has been heavily criticized as the characters are just speaking gibberishgibberish.



--> "Thursday I need 20 pills"
--> "Thursday you can go FUCK YOURSELF"

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--> "Thursday I need 20 pills"
pills."
--> "Thursday you can go FUCK YOURSELF"YOURSELF!"
17th Aug '17 5:54:42 PM ClintEastwood
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''Limitless'' is a 2011 American techno-thriller film directed by Neil Burger and starring Creator/BradleyCooper, Abbie Cornish and RobertDeNiro. It is based on the 2001 novel ''The Dark Fields'' by Alan Glynn with the screenplay by Leslie Dixon. The film was released in the United States and Canada on March 18, 2011, and in the United Kingdom on March 23, 2011.

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''Limitless'' is a 2011 American techno-thriller film directed by Neil Burger and starring Creator/BradleyCooper, Abbie Cornish and RobertDeNiro.Creator/RobertDeNiro. It is based on the 2001 novel ''The Dark Fields'' by Alan Glynn with the screenplay by Leslie Dixon. The film was released in the United States and Canada on March 18, 2011, and in the United Kingdom on March 23, 2011.
13th Apr '17 12:20:53 PM xcountryguy
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* BeingWatched

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* BeingWatchedBeingWatched: Eddie is stalked by a henchman [[spoiler:who works for the previous owner of the NZT supply.]]



** Done interestingly since the movie opens InMediasRes: Eddie jumping off the cliff into the sea foreshadows his [[spoiler: apparent]] suicide jump that opens the movie.

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** Done interestingly since the movie opens InMediasRes: Eddie jumping off the cliff into the sea foreshadows his [[spoiler: apparent]] [[spoiler:apparent]] suicide jump that opens the movie.



* FlippingTheBird: [[spoiler: The loanshark opens Eddie's safe to find severed hands flipping him off.]]
* GoodWithNumbers

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* FlippingTheBird: [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The loanshark opens Eddie's safe to find severed hands flipping him off.]]
* GoodWithNumbersGoodWithNumbers: Eddie becomes great with numbers and pattern recognition which helps him make a killing in the stock market.



* HyperAwareness

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* HyperAwarenessHyperAwareness: This effect of the drug is portrayed visually as the characters see colors in a higher contrast, can scan and process environments quickly and can even see clearly at long range.



** Also [[spoiler: the mook who stalks Eddie for most of the film, threatens his girlfriend and murders two innocent people in broad daylight. But in the end, it was all out of loyalty to his dying boss and he helps Eddie get the NZT back, so all is forgiven.]]

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** Also [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the mook who stalks Eddie for most of the film, threatens his girlfriend and murders two innocent people in broad daylight. But in the end, it was all out of loyalty to his dying boss and he helps Eddie get the NZT back, so all is forgiven.]]



* PhlebotinumOverdose
* PhotographicMemory

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* PhlebotinumOverdose
PhlebotinumOverdose: Taking too much NZT can quickly kill the user.
* PhotographicMemoryPhotographicMemory: Another benefit of NZT.



** Eddie at least plans to subvert this. But most of the movie's plot centers around him trying to raise the insane amount of money he decides he will need to put his plan into motion and it's never revealed what that plan actually is beyond that (presumably [[spoiler: running for Senate]] is one of the next steps).

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** Eddie at least plans to subvert this. But most of the movie's plot centers around him trying to raise the insane amount of money he decides he will need to put his plan into motion and it's never revealed what that plan actually is beyond that (presumably [[spoiler: running [[spoiler:running for Senate]] is one of the next steps).



* StealthPun: In the third act Eddie is given a package labeled "Hand Delivery to Edward Mazzo". What does the package contain? [[spoiler: The severed hands of his bodyguards.]]

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* StealthPun: In the third act Eddie is given a package labeled "Hand Delivery to Edward Mazzo". What does the package contain? [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The severed hands of his bodyguards.]]
17th Dec '16 3:45:01 PM eroock
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* MoodLighting: The film's color palette changes noticeably from [[OrangeBlueContrast blue to orange]] while Eddie is on NZT.
17th Dec '16 3:15:34 PM eroock
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* TitleDrop: "A tablet a day, and what I could do with my day, was limitless."
17th Dec '16 3:10:59 PM eroock
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* RansackedRoom: Eddie's apartment gets ransacked and later also his hotel room. That is why he changed to a loft with a high security system.

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* RansackedRoom: Eddie's apartment gets ransacked and later also his hotel room. That is why he changed to a loft with a high security system. It didn't help him much though.
17th Dec '16 3:10:12 PM eroock
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* RansackedRoom: Eddie's apartment gets ransacked and later also his hotel room. That is why he changed to a loft with a high security system.
6th Aug '16 10:58:20 AM darksoul4242
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** Eddie seems to have been gone from RagsToRiches in very short time. But then the CorruptCorporateExecutive cut all his credit. He could have won millions if he would waited, but NZT comes with limited time.

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** Eddie seems to have been gone from RagsToRiches in very short time. But then the CorruptCorporateExecutive cut all his credit. He could have won millions if he would had just waited, but NZT comes with limited time.
6th Aug '16 10:55:23 AM darksoul4242
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** Though his life goes through hell for a while, Eddie still gets away with removing evidence from the scene of a murder, sleeping with a married woman, cheating on his own girlfriend after they get back together and possibly murdering the girl he cheated with. (he can't remember if he did it, both Eddie and the audience never find out)

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** Though his life goes through hell for a while, Eddie still gets away with removing evidence from the scene of a murder, sleeping with a married woman, cheating on his own girlfriend after they get back together and possibly murdering the girl he cheated with. (he (He can't remember if he did it, both Eddie and the audience never find out)
6th Aug '16 10:52:18 AM darksoul4242
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* DrugsAreBad: Played with. The movie shows the consequences of abusing the drug in very icky detail that sometimes enters ''Film/RequiemForADream'' territory. But Eddie's much more capable and hyperintelligent when on said drugs, he's trying to quit them that turns things worse, [[spoiler:and it finally turns out he can remain super-smart without taking the drug at all ''or'' he used the intelligence boost to figure out how to make it himself while fixing the downsides]]. Could possibly be a BrokenAesop.

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* DrugsAreBad: Played with. The movie shows the consequences of abusing the drug in very icky detail that sometimes enters ''Film/RequiemForADream'' territory. But Eddie's much more capable and hyperintelligent when on said drugs, he's trying to quit them that turns them, which makes things worse, [[spoiler:and it finally turns out he can remain super-smart without taking the drug at all ''or'' he used the intelligence boost to figure out how to make it himself while fixing the downsides]]. Could possibly be a BrokenAesop.
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