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Ben Affleck


25 Dec, 2003

Affleck stars as reverse engineer Michael Jennings in the John Woo adaptation of the Philip K. Dick short story. Jennings takes a high-paying job engineering a secret machine and, after his memory is wiped, discovers that he has given himself the ability to control future events. Co-starring Ben Affleck, Uma Thurman and Aaron Eckhart.

[Paycheck] asks thought-provoking questions like ‘What is the nature of existence?’, ‘Are we just a sum of a collection of memories, or is the whole greater than the sum of the parts, in the sense that we have a soul?’, ‘Why do we want to know the future so badly?…Does it mean that we’re just trying to calm our own fears, and does it mean that we’re not enjoying our lives as they happen?’ [These are] the kind of questions that don’t get asked in your typical Hollywood thriller blockbuster movie.

Paycheck (Trailer International)