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  • PG
  • 2006
  • 1 hr 2 min
  • 7.3  (67,844)
  • 64

Eight is a riveting mystery drama from the year 2006, directed by Stephen Kay, and starring Paul Walker, Jason Biggs, and Bruce Greenwood in the lead roles. The movie tells the story of three men whose lives intersect in a strange and mysterious manner as they discover a series of clues that ask them to answer an age-old question - What is life?

As the title suggests, the movie takes place over a period of eight years, with each year revealing a new facet of the story. The narrative structure of the movie is quite unique as it moves back and forth in time, allowing the audience to piece together the puzzle of the storyline.

Eliot Arnold (played by Paul Walker) is a struggling artist who is trying to make ends meet while living in a run-down apartment in New York. He is desperately in love with his next-door neighbor, a beautiful young woman named Sarah (played by Olivia Wilde), who is always just out of his reach. Jason Biggs portrays Miles, a stockbroker who is successful in his profession but is emotionally unfulfilled. He is married to Deirdre (played by Kelli Garner), a woman who is more interested in her career than in her husband. Bruce Greenwood, on the other hand, plays John, a retired astronaut who is haunted by his past.

One night, Eliot discovers a bundle of cash lying on the street and, being the typical struggling artist, decides to keep it. However, little does he know that this act will draw him into a web of deceit and danger. As the years go by, Eliot finds himself embroiled in a complicated plot involving Russian gangsters, crooked cops, and a secret society that holds the key to understanding the mystery of life.

The movie poses some fundamental philosophical questions that have puzzled humans for centuries. What is the purpose of life? Is it simply a series of random events, or is there a higher power at work? The answers to these questions gradually unfold over the course of the movie as the characters grapple with their own personal demons and search for a greater meaning in life.

The performances of the lead actors are outstanding, with Paul Walker delivering a particularly strong and nuanced portrayal of Eliot. His character is complex, flawed, and relatable, making the audience root for him despite his questionable actions. Jason Biggs, known for his comedic roles, surprises with his dramatic turn as Miles. Bruce Greenwood, a seasoned actor, brings depth and gravitas to the role of John, who is tormented by his past experiences.

The movie is visually stunning, with beautiful cinematography capturing the mood and atmosphere of each year. The use of color and lighting is particularly striking, with each year having its own distinct palette and mood.

The soundtrack, composed by Clint Mansell, is hauntingly beautiful and perfectly complements the visuals, adding an extra layer of depth to the movie.

Overall, Eight is a mesmerizing and thought-provoking movie that leaves the audience pondering the big questions of life long after the end credits have rolled. With a strong cast, visually stunning cinematography, and a haunting soundtrack, Eight is a must-watch for anyone who loves a good mystery drama.

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