'Colossal' Is Much More Than A Typical Monster Movie

Posted April 15, 2017

Anne Hathaway stars as Gloria, whose life is spiralling out of control after her drinking gets too much for her boyfriend. Back in her hometown, she swears to Tim she'll get her life in order - until her plans quickly run amok when she runs into her old friend Oscar (Jason Sudeikis) who happens to own a bar.

The Saturday Night Live alum said that he didn't offer parenting advice to Hathaway, who was expecting Jonathan during shooting of Colossal. To paraphrase what Brahms once told a young composer, what's original in the film isn't very good, and what's good in it isn't very original.

"I'm a big believer that you gotta mess things up sometimes to really see them properly, so if I made a mistake or I messed up, I know how I feel about it much better now", she said. From the time it takes me to make a movie to be on-set in like weeks, everybody else makes 40 or 400 movies. "I felt wrong that I was standing there in a gown that cost more than some people are going to see in their lifetime, and winning an award for portraying pain that still felt very much a part of our collective experience as human beings", she admitted.

The idea for Colossal sounds exactly that: "colossal". "And the second time I watched the movie I realized it was her [the stunt double]". She's self-destructive and yet she's nurturing, she's all sorts of things.

"I find this moment to be particularly aggressive in terms of our humanity being under attack, in terms of how easy it would be to become desensitized just by checking out mentally, by taking a pill to quiet everything down", said Hathaway.

You could say the film is not a drama about substance addiction but an allegory behind the weird mash up of romance, comedy and sci-fi fantasy.

"I was really lucky. But this one did".

What do you think about Anne Hathaway's regret over sharing a pic of her son publicly? Since then she's filmed "Ocean's Eight", an all-female reboot of the worldwide crime caper franchise scheduled for a summer 2018 release, opposite the likes of Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Rihanna, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Olivia Munn and more. But we'd obviously rather people be surprised so I'll sit here and deflect. But she can be super amusing as well, as proven by her latest flick, "Colossal".