I've always said that Anne Hathaway just needs to score a role as a gargantuan monster to really push her career to the next level. This isn't quite that, but it's probably as close as she's ever going to get.
Gloria (Anne Hathaway) is an out-of-work party girl who, after getting kicked out of her apartment by her boyfriend, is forced to leave her life in New York and move back to her hometown. When news reports surface that a giant creature is destroying Seoul, South Korea, Gloria gradually comes to the realisation that she is somehow connected to this far-off phenomenon. As events begin to spin out of control, Gloria must determine why her seemingly insignificant existence has such a colossal effect on the fate of the world.
Deconstructing the monster movie genre in wildly imaginative ways, writer-director Nacho Vigalondo (Timecrimes, Extraterrestrial, Open Windows) unleashes a fantastical tale that also triumphs as a wholly original and subversive romantic comedy. Featuring an empowering central performance by Anne Hathaway – playing a train-wreck fumbling toward redemption as she did in Rachel Getting Married — Colossal is that rare beast, the story of a woman battling for her survival and taking control of her own life in the shadow of two very different monsters on either side of the world.
For your chance to win one of ten double passes to see Colossal, all you have to do is email email@example.com and tell us your plan if a large monster were suddenly to attack Canberra.
Passes are valid at either Dendy Cinemas or Palace Electric. The film opens on Thursday April 13.