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The movie opened in Poland yesterady so I went to see it the opening day. I really enjoyed it. It's smart, it's slick and it's sexy. Will and Margot's chemistry is what defines this movie. You can tell they really enjoyed each others company. The cinematography and the colorful visuals are great but the musical score is just amazing. Kudos to whoever was responsible for picking the songs - they really complement the scenes and you feel like you were actaully there. I was hoping to see in IMAX but for whatever reason they don't play it in Poland, at least in my city. There is a scene where Will and Margot are dancing, some parts are in slow motion, the music, the light, the way they look it's just beautiful. I hope somebody can make a collage of their scenes and put it on youtube later on. Margot is a great actress. I thought she's going to play a typicall pretty girl showing her assets but it's a very classy role and she literally steels every scene she's in. Will did a great job. He's not fooling around, he's not a superhero, it's a mature role and that's how I like it. They didn't try to make him look like he's 25 again, they rather embraced his age and let him shine. And yes he looks almighty fine in this movie . It's hard to compare this role to his other work beacuse he has never played a character like this. And no, it's not like Hitch. Let's all just forget After Earth- it was a passion project that didn't work - that's it. I'm tired of people constantly bringing this subject back in every review. The story has few suprising twists. The moment you think you figured where this is going it sudently goes in an opposite direction, you just have to let it take you there. It's "R" rating in the US is due to the few "f***s" here and there and blood - one of the main "Oh ****, what has just happened" moments in the film. There are some love scenes but rather short and there is no major nudity. It's a classy movie in that sense. Can't wait for the DVD release so I can put this in my Will Smith collection. I highly recomend it. It's not a masterpiece, it won't change you life but it's enetertaining and sometimes that's all you need.