|Formats:||15 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Julianne Moore, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Jeffrey DeMunn, Frances Conroy, Brooklynn Proulx, Nathan Corddry, KatiAna Davis, Michael Graves, Charles Techman, John Peakes, Rick Applegate, Steven Rishard|
|Directors:||Mans Marlind, Bjorn Stein|
|Genres:||Horror, Thriller - Mystery, Psychological|
|Studio:||ICON HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
|Run time:||1 hour 52 minutes|
|Rental release:||02 Aug 2010|
Most helpful review
From Multiple Personalities to Possession and a crisis of faith!By a customer from Beddington , 13 Apr 2010
[Highly rated reviewer]I am not quite sure what this movie was trying to achieve but whatever it was it left the viewers just downright confused.
(well me anyway. I have read reviews on other websites and most people seem to find the intertwining of the subject matters fuzzy at best.)
The story centres around Cara a professional in her field,who is
out to debunk the theory that the psyche can become fragmented and the result is a person with multiple personalities.She and her clinician father play a little game where he finds her
patients with severe psychological
oddities and she is set the challenge to prove him wrong: that there is no such thing as the unexplained.She has been quite successful in explaining away most patients she encounters and their behaviour until she meets Adam(he has many names). This person seems to have taken on several personalities all of dead people, so effectively this is where
the movie strays drastically as she is no longer dealing with multiple personalities but rather possession of some sort. The movie tries to introduce the concept of the argument between faith and science but the argument is presently so incoherently that one lands up feeling more confused than challenged. I thought the movie was dark and very amateurishly put together. The more Cara investigates and the closer she gets to uncovering the truth the more bizarre the film gets with almost everyone dying around her.
To be honest, I expected a film with Julianne Moore in it to be of higher calibre. I guess for those that unlike this Cara person,ACCEPT that not everything that happens in life should be backed up with a logical explanation, then there is no need to see this film. Because all the movie is out to do is prove that there is alot of bizarre stuff that happens out there and that perhaps neither God or Science can explain.And that is perhaps how it should be...
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Crisis of faith, instincts and questioning of scienceBy SandiL (1 review) , 14 May 2013I thought this film was great.. It captivated me from the first few minutes. It was an open your mind and expect the unexpected. It was cleverly written and the acting was imaginative and believable ! And the twist at the end was every mothers nightmare ! I dislike horror films love thrillers suffice it to say this film crossing both genres, was one of the best films I've seen in ages.
Disappointing ending.By Hortensius (5 reviews) from Durham , 01 May 2013Its started off really well, but once they had wonderfully built the suspense and had you hooked, you finally got to learn what was happening and...., well I for one was left thinking 'well that's just daft!' It was still gripping for the first 70 minutes but I felt that the ending was rather clichéd.
Not badBy WhiteWitchie (32 reviews) , 11 Feb 2013Im still a bit confused as to what message this film was trying to convey other than if you don't believe in god the devil will harvest your soul... but it was a good watch.
Give it a go!By a customer , 09 Feb 2013I enjoyed this film, a bit of a predictable ending although it was slightly jumbled at one point. There's not much to dislike about this film, its not as sophisticated as other films I've seen about Personality disorders - such as Silence of the Lambs - but it delivers on the 'dont really have to think about the story line too much' dilemma that may put people off watching.
Wouldn't put it on my watch again listBy a customer , 08 Feb 2013Film is a cross between psychiatric lecture on MPD and fundamental religious devils for the use of. Not thought through or rotten editing. Above mediocre but lousy, hackneyed finale hence three stars.