Birdman is a dark comedy about an actor, once famous for playing a superhero, who struggles to find respect in the late stages of his career, and it starts to drive him a little crazy. That's a pretty promising plot all on its own right, but cast Michael Keaton as that tortured actor, and all his Batman baggage brings a brilliant bit of meta awareness to the whole project.
Though Birdman is the latest movie from Alejandro González Iñárritu, it looks nothing like his very serious previous films (21 Grams, Babel, Bitiful) and more like something Alfonso Cuaron or Jean-Pierre Jeunet might dream up. Keaton looks utterly perfect in the role, and the supporting cast around him (Edward Norton, Naomi Watts, Zach Galifianakis, Merritt Weaver, Amy Ryan, Emma Stone) makes this one of the best ensembles of the year.
Check out the first trailer and tell us this didn't just become one of your most anticipated movies of 2014.
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