Cosmopolis Movie Quotes

"Cosmopolis" movie quotes take viewers inside the head of one young man who seemingly has everything, then spirals out of control when the world he knows collapses around him. The drama film written, produced and directed by David Cronenberg, "Cosmopolis" shows another side of the earnings gap between the really rich and the dirt poor, the side that can only be viewed when you life consists of riding around town in a decked-out limo making money all day.

In "Cosmopolis," Robert Pattinson portrays Eric Packer, a young billionaire who despite having a fortune from currency speculation, chooses to spend the majority of his time in his limousine. On this occasion, Eric needs a haircut and attempts to travel across town to the barber shop. In that span of waiting in traffic however the world around him, including his fortune, crumble and he's left with only the desire to break out of that limo and experience things he never had before.

Add in a few friends (Jay Baruchel and Philip Nozuka), a bodyguard (Kevin Durand), one new wife (Sarah Gadon), a couple employees who also double as lovers (Juliette Binoche and Patricia McKenzie) and one guy wanting to kill him (Paul Giamatti) and Eric sets off on a path far from one he's ever taken before. Sex, violence and deliberately shooting himself in the hand follow, and it's not pretty.

"Cosmopolis" is pretty heavy but if you're looking for something a bit lighter, there's plenty of other great 2012 summer movies from which to choose. Instead, try "The Campaign," "The Babymakers," "Ted," "Celeste and Jesse Forever," "Madea's Witness Protection," "Magic Mike," "The Amazing Spider-Man" and "The Dark Knight Rises."

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    The Rat as Currency

    The Rat as Currency
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    Eric: "There's a poem I read in which the rat became a unit of currency."
    Michael: "Yes, that would be interesting."
    Eric: "Yeah, that would impact the world economy.
    Michael: "The name along would be better than the dong or the kwacha."
    Eric: "The name says everything."
    Michael: "Yes, the rat..."
    Eric: "Yes, the rat closed lower today against the Euro."
    Michael: "Yes, there was growing concern that the Russian rat would be devalued."
    Eric: "White rats! Think about that!"
    Michael: "Yes, pregnant rats"
    Eric: "Major sell-off of pregnant Russian rats."
    Michael: "Britain converts the rat."
    Eric: "Joins trans-universal currency"
    Michael: "Yes, US establishes rat standard"
    Eric: "Is every US dollar redeemable for rat?"
    Michael: "Damn rats"
    Eric: "Yes, stockpiling of dead rats cause global health menace"

    As they sit in the luxurious limo, Michael and Eric ramble on about about a hypothetical world where rats, those nasty things seen running around in the sewers, become the most used form of currency. That's a lovely thought, isn't it?
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    Makes Me Feel Free

    Makes Me Feel Free
    Video: YouTube

    Eric: "My personal fortune is in ruins and there's been a credible threat on my life. It makes me feel free in a way I've never known."
    Elise: Free to do what?"

    When Eric realizes that his life as he knew it is now completely changed, he has an enlightening feeling of freedom. Wife Elise asks what he plans to do with this freedom but neither know then exactly how far Eric would spiral out of control.
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    Stupendous and Awful

    Stupendous and Awful
    Video: YouTube

    Elise: "Where is your office? What do you do exactly? You know things. I think this is what you do. I think you acquire information and turn it into something stupendous and awful."

    For two people who just got married, Eric and Elise sure don't know much about each other. She ponders just one aspect of his life that she doesn't know, his profession, but judging by her statement, she actually knows more than she thinks.
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    Stimulating Targets

    Stimulating Targets
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    Torval: "A report from the complex: It's a credible threat, not to be dismissed, which means that right across town is..."
    Eric: "We've had numerous threats, all credible. I'm still standing here."
    Torval: "Not a threat to your safety, to his"
    Eric: "Who the f*** is his?"
    Torval: "The president's, which means that right across town does not happen unless we make a day of it with cookies and milk."
    Eric: "Do people still shoot at presidents? I thought there were more stimulating targets."

    En route to get Eric to his barber for a hair cut, he and his bodyguard Torval are faced with a big speed bump, traffic. The combination of the president being in town and a funeral means getting across town before the end of the day is nearly impossible. That is unless they grab cookies and milk to "make a day of it."