Watch: Uncertainty 2008 123movies, Full Movie Online – A young couple, Kate and Bobby, flip a coin on the Brooklyn bridge to determine the paths their lives take that day, the Fourth of July. The green path takes them to Brooklyn where they spend a quiet day with Kate’s family, coming to a better understanding of their status as a couple. The yellow path takes them to Manhattan where they are being chased by a gunman and are in the center of a dangerous crime ring involving large amounts of money. What does the future hold for Kate and Bobby?.
Plot: Every choice has a consequence. But what if the flip of a coin could trigger two separate but parallel destinies? Bobby and Kate are a young New York couple at a crossroads whose lives are about to take very different directions. A seemingly ordinary July 4th is cleaved in two by the flip of a coin. One path leads them to gentle discoveries about family, loss and each other on a visit to Brooklyn, and the other plunges them into an urban nightmare of pursuit, suspense and murder in Manhattan.
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|5.7/10 Votes: 6,577|
|50% | RottenTomatoes|
|45/100 | MetaCritic|
|N/A Votes: 84 Popularity: 5.783 | TMDB|
A new spin on some underused concepts
This film is good. But its different, i watched it with some friends, nobody liked it, other than me. but im kind of an oddball like that. It has two lateral plots, involving the same two leads. I thought using the colors green and yellow to differentiate was original and effective. Joseph Gordon Levitt is great in the lead and shows his range here, while Lynn Collins isn’t bad either, but sure is beautiful. I had previously seen her in True Blood and was impressed, but here she takes her acting to a even higher level and leaves you entangled in her character’s emotions. I thought this film has a very unique concept, and uses suitable cinematography which wouldn’t work in any story, but sure does here. Overall an underrated gem from 09 that only has 329 votes on IMDb… wow…
of some interest but the premise is inadequately developed
The course of our lives is determined by the countless decisions – both major and minor – we make on a daily basis. So much so that one simple and seemingly insignificant act of choice can set the course for our entire future, including where we’ll go to school, who we’ll wind up marrying, whether we’ll be killed crossing that street or live another fifty years because we took a different route entirely. That is the theme explored in “Uncertainty,” a dual-level drama produced, written and directed by Scott McGehee and David Siegel.
The movie opens with a young couple – played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Lynn Collins – standing on the Brooklyn Bridge, obviously on the brink of making some major decision regarding their future. After a coin flip, one heads in one direction (to Manhattan) and one in the other (to Brooklyn), leading the couple to have distinctly different experiences in what might be thought of as parallel universes. In the Manhattan-based scenario, Bobby and Kate, dressed in yellow, are plunged into a bizarre cloak-and-dagger tale set off by the finding of a cell phone in the back of a cab (a bit like “24” if it were made on an indie-film budget); the other direction leads to a more mundane domestic drama wherein the lovers, dressed in green, celebrate the 4th of July with Kate’s family, including the overly critical mother who drives the young woman crazy with her negativity and interference.
The different-paths-equals-different-outcomes theme has been explored before, most notably in 1998’s “Sliding Doors,” but here the why and the wherefore of it all seems to have eluded the filmmakers – as it does us. Each storyline is interesting enough in its own right – and the acting and direction are first-rate throughout – but they fail to come together in any kind of a meaningful way. They literally run along parallel tracks, with no point of convergence from which we can deduce a point – unless it’s that bright yellow is probably not the best fashion choice when you’re trying to outrun a hit man.
Moreover, the movie doesn’t lay down the ground rules for the scenario in a very coherent or consistent fashion. The synopsis for the film says that the couple uses the coin flip to determine how they’re going to spend that holiday weekend. Yet, it’s obviously much more complicated than that, for in one version, Kate is pregnant, but in the other she isn’t (or, at least, it’s never mentioned). In one, she is the star of a Broadway play; in the other, she says she works at a restaurant. And the two couples obviously live in different parts of town. Perhaps, consistency really is the hobgoblin of little minds and we should be looking at the larger picture here, but, all the same, the movie leaves us with a lot of unanswered questions, which may not necessarily be a bad thing, but it can make for a frustrating experience at times.
I recommend watching “Uncertainty” for the risks it takes and the mood it sets (Peter Nashel’s evocative score is very helpful in that regard) but, when it comes right down to it, the movie seems a commendable but over-elaborate effort at stating the obvious.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 41 min (101 min) (USA), 1 hr 41 min (101 min) (Toronto International) (Canada)
Rated Not Rated
Genre Drama, Romance, Thriller
Director Scott McGehee, David Siegel
Writer Scott McGehee, David Siegel
Actors Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Lynn Collins, Assumpta Serna
Country United States
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix N/A
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Arri D-20, Arriflex Cameras (Arriflex D-21)
Laboratory Postworks, New York, USA (video dailies)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format ARRIRAW, HDCAM
Cinematographic Process N/A
Printed Film Format Digital