Enormously wealthy and emotionally remote investment banker Nicholas Van Orton (Michael Douglas) receives a strange gift from his ne'er-do-well younger brother (Sean Penn) on his forty-eighth birthday: a voucher for a game that, if he agrees to play it, will change his life. Thus begins a trip down a rabbit hole that is puzzling, terrifying, and exhilarating for Nicholas and viewer alike. This multilayered, noirish descent into one man's personal hell is also a surreal, metacinematic journey that, two years after the phenomenon Se7en, further demonstrated that director David Fincher was one of Hollywood's true contemporary visionaries. Also stars Deborah Kara Unger, James Rebhorn, Peter Donat
Deborah Kara Unger,Peter Donat,Michael Douglas,Sean Penn,James Rebhorn
Nicholas Van Orton, a wealthy San Francisco banker, is given a pass to an unusual experiential entertainment company called Consumer Recreation Services. His first reaction to the gift is...your really shouldn't have. But eventually, his curiosity drives him to visit CRS and play the game. Learning the rules is the least of his problems.