David Mitchell’s book Cloud Atlas was long considered one of those infamous “unfilmable” books. However, that didn’t stop the Wachowskis and Tom Tykwer from giving it a go when they made the epic sci-fi/historical/mystery drama. Tying together six different stories in six different genres, the film was seen as a triumph by some and a mess by others.
Running close to three hours, and starring a cast of actors in multiple (and sometimes marginally offensive) roles, Cloud Atlas can be a bit of a challenge to get through, but that doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be given a chance. You might need some liquid courage to make it to the end, that is the true-true, and that is fine. Just don’t be surprised if you start seeing double (or triple or quadruple). That’s just interesting casting and lots of prosthetics.
And now, to cover our butts… This game is only for people over the age of 21. Please drink responsibly, and don’t forget to have a few sips for your past lives.
Suggested drink: Atlas Peak Cabernet
TAKE A DRINK WHEN…
- Someone dies
- Someone smokes
- Someone narrates
- The narrative shifts to a different storyline
TAKE A DRINK WHEN YOU SEE…
- A comet birthmark
- An actor in a new role
- A manuscript, journal, or letters
- Old Georgie lurking in the background
TAKE A DRINK WHEN SOMEONE SAYS…
CHUG YOUR DRINK WHEN…
- The title is worked into the film for the first time