in about 100 words or less
France 89m, Colour
Director: Luc Besson; Cast: Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman, Choi Min-sik, Amr Waked
Lucy is a science fiction action fantasy film about a woman who absorbs a large quantity of an experimental drug which gives her seemingly unlimited mental capabilities. While outrunning the mob and avoiding the police, Lucy must also figure out what to do with her last 24 hours as a human. Employing a highly entertaining plot device, albeit based on an incredibly far-fetched idea, Besson deftly combines pseudo-scientific explanations and philosophical musings about our current state of being and how our existence and knowledge is dependent on time (Klaus Ming March 2015).