Cast and Crew: Robin Wright
What It’s About: David Dunn (Bruce Willis) is the sole survivor of a horrific train wreck. He begins to sort out what it all means when mysterious comics book super fan Elijah Price (Samuel L. Jackson) contacts him with a theory: what if Dunn is a real life superhero, an invulnerable man…and what if he has other powers?
Why Watch it Today?: Star Bruce Willis turns 59 today. Willis is excellent in this low-key not quite superhero mystery thriller from the days before M. Night Shyamalan’s career went off the rails.
Other Choices: See Willis in one of the greatest action films of all time, Die Hard; as a boxer on the run in Pulp Fiction; or as a tired cop having an affair in Moonrise Kingdom.
Shame that this one doesn’t get as much notice or recognition as Sixth Sense does, but still a fine movie all the same. Nice pick!
I’ve never understood why this film was the start of the backlash against M. Night Shyamalan, when it’s actually a decent thriller and a fun superhero story that doesn’t resort to the usual punch ups.