I won’t tell you too much about the movie, but I was so surprised to find that the central theme in the film was adoption that I had to share.
We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are so maybe I’m projecting here, but the whole point of the movie was to stop this little kid from getting revenge as an adult on the people that murdered his mom in front of him when he was a kid. Pretty standard movie fare, right? Nope!
I loved the film. Sooo many twists and turns, but get this:
- The looper was sold as a child by his mother that was on drugs. He was informally adopted by a gangster that put a gun in his hand and gave him a purpose.
- The “Rainmaker”, the gangster that’s closing all the loops (killing the loopers), was adopted by his aunt at birth. His adoptive mother (aunt) dies and his biological mother returns to raise him.
The looper “see’s” how the cycle of abandonment, becoming “lost”, and finding a “family” of gangsters will continue unless he does something about it.
I don’t want to tell you too much, because I want you to see it, but it was GOOD! If you like sci-fi, time-travel, gangster movies and adoption you should love it.