The Game (1997)
Michael Douglas plays a wealthy investment banker whose dreary, uneventful life is turned upside down when his brother invites him to try a newfound game organized by a mysterious company. What does the game entail? And has it even started yet? David Fincher's much discussed and relatively hailed mystery-thriller is as intriguing as it is frustrating and manipulative. We follow Douglas around the city of San Francisco in what feels like a real-world computer game where you never know what the rules are or who you can trust. Fincher aims for a captivating, luxurious atmosphere filled with paranoia, but the story's unruly downward spiral is an exertion which the wildly elaborate and overly clever ending cannot quite balance – even if it does pose some interesting questions about appreciating life and contemplating death.
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