Inception
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Cobb: We need the heir of a major corporation to dissolve his father's empire.
Eames: Well, you see, right there you have various political motivations and anti-monopolistic sentiment and so forth, but all that stuff is at the mercy of your subjects own prejudice. What you have to do is start at the absolute basic.
Cobb: Which is what?
Eames: The relationship with the father.

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Eames: You mustn't be afraid to dream a little bigger, darling.

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Cobb: Why don't you take me there?
Eames: Once you've lost your tail. The man at the bar.
Cobb: Cobol Engineering. That price on my head, is that dead or alive?
Eames: Can't remember. See if he starts shooting.

Cobb: Inception. Now, before you bother me telling it's impossible...
Eames: No, it's perfectly possible, it's just bloody difficult.

Arthur: With the slightest disturbance, dreams are gonna collapse.

Cobb: I'm just doing what you taught me.
Professor: I never taught you to be a thief.

Cobb: Dreams feel real while we're in them. It's only when we wake up that we realize something was actually strange.

Cobb: What's the most resilient parasite? An idea. A single idea from the human mind can build cities. An idea can transform the world and rewrite all the rules. Which is why I have to steal it.

Cobb: Never recreate from your memory. Always imagine new places.

Cobb: We create the world of a dream. We bring a subject into that dream and they fill it with their secrets.
Ariadne: Then you break in and steal it?

Revealing mistake: When Ariadne is pulling the two huge mirrors close together underneath the bridge with Cobb, watch her when she is closing the second mirror. She steps over something even though there is nothing present for her to step over. There must have been a green screen frame there for her to step over.

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Trivia: The "architect" Ariadne's name is taken from the character in Greek mythology who gives a thread to Theseus so he can find his way out of the Minotaur's labyrinth.

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Question: When Cobb finally gets home to see his children at the end why don't they look any different from his memories? The story implies that he's been gone for a long time yet they don't appear to have aged.

Answer: The story really doesn't imply too heavily exactly how long Cobb has been on the run. Very few clues are given, so it could quite plausibly be less than a year since his wife's death, in which case their children would not have aged dramatically. Their voices on the phone seem compatible with children of the ages shown at the end of the film and Cobb shows no concern when reunited with them that they should be older than they are. Two sets of children are listed in the credits, of different ages.

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Answer: The answer above is solid and I agree, but there's another plausible way of looking at it. It is implied at the end that Cobb could still be dreaming (we never see if the top stops spinning). If that's the case, then he would likely dream his children to be exactly how he remembers them.

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