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Still shot from the movie: Limitless.

Limitless

What if you had Limitless powers? After a struggling writer (Bradley Cooper) is offered a new, top-secret medication, he suddenly develops unimaginable abilities. But like all things that seem too good to be true, the cost of his newfound capacities comes at a high price. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: D+
Violence: D
Sexual Content: C-
Language: C
Drugs/Alcohol: D
Run Time: 105
Theater Release: 18 Mar 2011
Video Release: 19 Jul 2011
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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How We Determine Our Grades

After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

In this movie a man feels far more confident after taking a drug. Do you think his confidence stems from the drug itself or because he is accomplishing things in his life? How can facing our challenges and overcoming procrastination help us to gain greater self-assurance?

How might a doctor have diagnosed Eddie’s despondent condition? If Eddie was clinically depressed what approved medical methods might be available to him?

A character tells Eddie, "You have not earned those powers," meaning Eddie may be smart but he hasn’t lived through decades of experiences. What is the difference between knowledge and wisdom?

Do we really only use a small portion of our brains? Find out more about this myth: http://faculty.washington.edu/chudler/tenper.html

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About the Reviewer: Rod Gustafson

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