The Death Of Nemo

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"As long as you don’t choose, everything remains possible.” 118 year old Nemo Nobody is the last living mortal in a world where something called telemerization has created a population of semi-immortals . He tells of his life at three critical points: at age nine, age sixteen, and age thirty-four. This is no ordinary story however, as he tells of alternate life paths, often changing course with the flick of a decision or by some seemingly insignificant event. One path leaves Nemo married to Elise, a painfully depressed woman who never got over the unrequited love she had when she was a teenager and who asked Nemo to swear that when she died he would take her ashes to Mars. A second path leads to a passionless marriage with Jean, which proves …show more content…
The progression of Nemo 's parents catastrophic marriage is shown at the beginning of the film, starting with them madly in love and happily married, and moving to his mother gradually losing interest in his father. Fights begin to occur in his household regularly and soon his mother begins an affair. Nemo 's parents split and he is left at the age of nine to make an impossible decision—whether to stay with his father or leave with his mother. Given that divorce is a rather common occurrence in today 's society, much of the audience can relate to this event and sympathize with Nemo. Elise 's mental illness contributes greatly to the plot of the film as well. Her relationship with Nemo and her children is painful to watch as her depression deeply affects the whole family. It is emotional to watch her repeatedly hurt herself and the ones that love her. Love is also a big part of the film. Unrequited love is featured multiple times in the film, which hits home for a lot of people. Furthermore, Nemo experiences different lives with three different women, but only one, Anna, is his true love. Fate seems to continually get in their way, but true love prevails and they end up together in the end. In fact, Nemo 's last word is her name. This happy ending appeals to the romantics in the

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