Cloud Atlas is a MUST see movie! It may be hard for some to get into right away but eventually each story interweaves so seemlessly that you begin to identify with every character. It has everything: action, romance, drama, mystery, comedy, sci-fi elements, historical speculation, truth and universal wisdom. It also stars Tom Hanks & Halle Berry. Watch it on a laptop with headphones if you must (that is probably the best way to view it.). Go rent it now! Not later. Now! It's available in any Red Box kiosk.