Remember "The Abstinence," the episode of "Seinfeld" when George abstains from sex and it allows to him to operate on an intellectual plane far higher than any normal man? In "Limitless," Cooper's character, a disheveled failing writer starts taking a pill that makes him that smart and lets him have sex--with Abby Cornish, among others.
Of course, the threat of running out of this drug begins to hang over Cooper's head, and a nefarious Robert De Niro starts growling about how it's nearly time for Cooper to pay the piper.
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Here's the official synopsis:
Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro star in Limitless, a paranoia-fueled action thriller about an unpublished writer whose life is transformed by a top-secret smart drug that allows him to use 100% of his brain and become a perfect version of himself. His enhanced abilities soon attract shadowy forces that threaten his new life in this darkly comic and provocative film.
We don't love the trailer, but it's not a disaster. We'll see...
"Limitless" arrives March 18.