Ryan Reynolds questions reality in Free Guy

Jodie Comer as Molotov Girl and Ryan Reynolds as Guy in 20th Century Studios’ FREE GUY. Courtesy of 20th Century Studios. © 2020 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

What if life was just a game ? Will you live it the same way ? THis is the starting point of Ryan Reynolds’ new movie Free Guy.

If you knew the rules of “the game”, will you make them your own to make the world better ? To make your world better ? To become the best version of yourself ?

In Free Guy, the character played by Ryan Reynolds discovers he is only a background player in a video game and therefore decide to change the course of its life, to take owership of its destiny.

Here is the actor’s perspective on his character :  :  

There’s something really wonderful about playing a character who’s kind of naive and innocent (…) “It’s really” about exploring everything with new eyes, which is what this character gets to do, and sort of filtering that through the prism of comedy and occasionally cynicism, and all sorts of other things.

I love a playing character who is sort of stepping out of the background into this kind of new, new person.

Ryan Reynolds

In time of Covid-19, getting a movie onto the big screen is not easy. Some movies like Free Guy, decided to postpone its realease in order to give the viewers the best experience.

Shawn Levy on Free Guy theater release :

Every filmmaker wants the stories they tell to be seen as loud and as big as possible.  And, we live in a brave, new streaming world, and I very much have some feet in that world as well.  But, Free Guy, it was made with one goal in mind, which is collective delight.  That’s what we were going for, and that is an experience that you can feel on your couch at home.  But it feels really different among other humans in the dark.

And, so, for that reason, we’ve seen this movie with audiences, and it becomes this collective energy in this collective delight that, I think, is done justice on the big screen and in cinemas.  We live in, obviously, wildly unpredictable, uh, and unknown times, and it shifts every day.  And, uh, you know, how we spend our time and live our lives is a very individual decision.  And, you know, as it should be.  But I do know that we tried to make a big, new, original movie with spectacle and scope, and big heart.  And that those things are-are really experienced most on that big canvas and big screen

Shaw Levy

FREE GUY debuts in theatres on August 13th


Séverine has always been a movies lover. After studying film and media both in Paris, France and in California (UCSB), she became a videomaker. Fan of visual images, she co-created HolaHollywood with Dulce Osuna, where she can give substance to her thirst for film and TV.