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"Some things are only revealed by accident."

One of the plot twist thrillers by M. Night Shyamalan, Unbreakable details the self-discovery of a man that slowly discovers that he might be indestructible. However, he's being pushed by this discovery by someone else. Someone with much darker intentions. We start out following a young boy named Elijah Price (Samuel L. Jackson). Born with a rare bone disease, his skeleton is fragile and he spends much of his childhood in the hospital. During that time he reads comic books, and begins to study the mythology and the culture put forth in the art. He wonders, if he is so fragile, maybe there's someone on the other end of the spectrum of durability.

We switch to years later, following security guard David Dunn (Bruce Willis). His life is falling apart, and he's searching for some meaning as his marriage hits the skids. Then, on a return trip from New York, he survives a horrible train wreck without a single injury as the sole survivor.

David is contacted by Elijah, who runs an art gallery, and though he ignores the ridiculous claims Elijah makes at first, the proposal that David might be the sort of man that comic book superheroes are based off of eventually makes him curious enough to start testing his own limits. David discovers he's stronger than he ever thought he was, and he begins to have impressions from people he brushes past about the acts they're committing. David saves a family that's being held captive and tortured because of these impressions, becoming a true to life hero.

The film ends with David attending an exhibition at Elijah's art gallery. He meets Elijah's mother, and then has a long conversation with the gallery owner in the back room. When he shakes Elijah's hand though, David discovers that he was the malignant force behind dozens of horrible accidents, all perpetrated to try and find the one man that was unbreakable. Elijah, called Mr. Glass as a child, believes he's the archnemesis to David's superhero.

PG-13
| 2000 | 1 hr 47 min | 7.3/10
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Ross Whitaker, M. Night Shyamalan
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English
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