The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009)

While it isn't the most inspiring film of last year, it certainly did not merit the barrage of negative reviews it got. The wildly inventive film keeps its viewers engaged and minds tantalized with great visual tricks.

Doctor Parnassus unwittingly wins immortality from the devil as well as many other prizes, but they only bring him despair. The episode told in this film is more contemporary and his friends try to save him from yet another botched deal with the devil.

The film is both serious in its nature, but too playful to take at all seriously and this might be its downfall - it can't decide what it is. But then again, the film does have a fair bit to say about choice so this demonstrates the quality quite well.

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