Last fall we couldn’t fit The Hummingbird Project into our schedule, so we were excited when we were invited to a USA Film Festival screening. This is a totally engaging film. It is full of weird little scenes and subplots that lead you down an interesting path. There were a few questions but not enough as to leave reality. This is supposed to be totally fictional, but we are still a little skeptical. Jesse Eisenberg (Vincent) basically plays the same part he played in The Social Network, but it is the right tone for this movie. Alexander Skarsgård (Anton) is great as the brains with a touch of Asberger’s, though he has looked better. The vastness of their project and their perseverance is impressive. Salma Hayek (Eva) is superb as their evil ex-boss. She may have found herself a new niche.
This movie is currently in theaters but will be just as good if you wait to stream it.
Our Rating for The Hummingbird Project
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Official Synopsis for The Hummingbird Project:
In this modern epic, Kim Nguyen exposes the ruthless edge of our increasingly digital world. Cousins from New York, Vincent (Eisenberg) and Anton (Skarsgård) are players in the high-stakes game of High Frequency Trading, where winning is measured in milliseconds. Their dream? To build a fiber-optic cable straight between Kansas and New Jersey, making them millions. But nothing is straightforward for this flawed pair. Anton is the brains, Vincent is the hustler, and together they push each other and everyone around them to breaking point on their quixotic adventure. Constantly breathing down their necks is their old boss Eva Torres (Hayek) a powerful, intoxicating and manipulative trader who will stop at nothing to come between them and beat them at their own game. No matter what the cost, Vincent and Anton are determined to cut through America, only to find redemption at the end of their line, not through money, but through family and reconnecting to the land.
The Hummingbird Project TIFF Q & A
|Principle Cast||Jesse Eisenberg, Alexander Skarsgård, Salma Hayek|
|Editor||Nicolas Chaudeurge, Arthur Tarnowski|
|Production Companies||Item 7, Belga Productions, Automatik, HanWay Films, Telefilm Canada|
|Run Time||110 minutes|
|Premier||2018 Toronto International Film Festival|