Inception, my pick for Best Movie of 2010, just received Golden Globe ® nominations for Best Motion Picture - Drama, Best Director – Motion Picture “Christopher Nolan”, and Best Screenplay - Motion Picture “Christopher Nolan”. If this doesn’t get you to the theater to see this movie, I don’t know what will. The amazing cinematography and incredible depth of the plot was unmatched by any other movie in 2010. I have seen it 5 times now and every time, get something new out of it. If you haven’t had a chance to catch this flick, here is an overview of the plot.
Official Synopsis: Acclaimed filmmaker Christopher Nolan directs an international cast in an original sci-fi actioner that travels around the globe and into the intimate and infinite world of dreams. Dom Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio) is a skilled thief, the absolute best in the dangerous art of extraction, stealing valuable secrets from deep within the subconscious during the dream state, when the mind is at its most vulnerable. Cobb's rare ability has made him a coveted player in this treacherous new world of corporate espionage, but it has also made him an international fugitive and cost him everything he has ever loved. Now Cobb is being offered a chance at redemption. One last job could give him his life back but only if he can accomplish the impossible—inception. Instead of the perfect heist, Cobb and his team of specialists have to pull off the reverse: their task is not to steal an idea but to plant one. If they succeed, it could be the perfect crime. But no amount of careful planning or expertise can prepare the team for the dangerous enemy that seems to predict their every move. An enemy that only Cobb could have seen coming. This summer, your mind is the scene of the crime.
I’ve been debating with friends at work and online about what really happens to Cobb and the others at the end. We all love it when movies create new laws of reality and explore ways of bending them into pretzels. The idea of a dream within a dream completely captivates us, not knowing whether we are dreaming or awake in the real world. The lines between what is real and what is dream starts to thin when you spend more time dreaming then living. Some say that reality is just a dream, so what happens when we wake up?