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"TOTAL RECALL (2012)"
(2012) (Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale) (PG-13)


Alcohol/Drugs Moderate
Blood/Gross Stuff Heavy
Disrespectful/Bad Attitude Extreme
Frightening/Tense Scenes Moderate
Gun/Weapons Extreme
Imitative Behavior Heavy
Jump Scenes None
Music (Scary/Tense) Extreme
Music (Inappropriate) None
Profanity Heavy
Sex/Nudity Heavy
Smoking Minor
Tense Family Scenes Heavy
Topics to Talk About Moderate
Violence Extreme


QUICK TAKE:
Sci-Fi: After having a memory implanted in his head, an ordinary man tries to figure out what's going on and who he really is when everyone starts treating him like a secret agent with the desire of capturing or killing him.
PLOT:
After global chemical warfare has ravaged Earth in the future, only two inhabited pieces of land exist -- The United Federation of Britain and The Colony (formerly Australia) -- and the two are connected by a high speed transit tunnel that travels back and forth through the center of the Earth. One of the people who routinely takes that is Doug Quaid (COLIN FARRELL), an ordinary man married to a beautiful security agent, Lori (KATE BECKINSALE). While she's often called to respond to bombings reportedly caused by the Resistance and their leader, Matthias (BILL NIGHY), who want to overthrow the rule of Chancellor Cohaagen (BRYAN CRANSTON), Doug and coworker Harry (BOKEEM WOODBINE) work assembling police officer robots on a factory line.

Disenchanted by his current life and fueled by repetitive dreams filled with excitement and danger, Doug decides to visit a company called Rekall and have the memory of being a secret agent implanted into his head. But things go awry and the workers there believe he's already a secret agent just as police officers storm the place. Surprised by his sudden fighting prowess, Doug soon comes to learn that others, including Lori, believe him to be a real life secret agent and want what's inside his head.

From that point on, and with the aid of Melina (JESSICA BIEL), Doug goes on the run and tries to figure out what's going on and whether this is the truth, or just part of the memory that was implanted into his head.

WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
If they're into sci-fi action films, are familiar with the original movie, and/or are fans of anyone in the cast, they might just be interested.
WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: PG-13
For intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, some sexual content, brief nudity, and language.


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