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LUCY
July 31, 2015  | By David Bianculli

Cinemax, 8:30 p.m. ET

 
In this 2014 sci-fi action movie, Scarlett Johannson plays a woman who’s a sort of spiritual sister to the protagonist of Flowers for Algernon, whom Cliff Robertson played in the movie Charly. She’s a woman who, thanks to exposure to an unstable drug, begins to evolve significantly. In Charly, the mentally challenged protagonist got smarter and smarter, to genius level, until he began to regress. In Lucy, she just keeps getting smarter and smarter – and more powerful, and much more dangerous. Morgan Freeman co-stars.
 
 
 
 
 
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