|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|
|Studio:||ICON HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
|Run time:||1 hour 52 minutes|
|Rental release:||02 Aug 2010|
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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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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.
Give it a watch!!!!By Mikeywal (6 reviews) , 04 Feb 2013The film is really good. Not your typical jump and scream film, like most horrors, I remembered watching this when it first came out, but forgot I had seen it, which was a nice surpirse as i enjoyed it more this time around. I am not sure why people find it confusing, I am assuming because of either the twist at the end or people jus do not get it. I found it well acted and the Adam/David character really good. 4 stars as the film did let it self down with being drawn out for no apprent reason, it should of just been an hour and a half instead of wasting time with pointless scenes and pointless characters. Deffo worth a watch, and good for people who like thriller/horror films.
worth the watchBy a customer , 30 Jan 2013This is the first review Ive ever written but I really enjoyed this film enough to find myself comprlled to give it s rating. Kept my interest all the way through.
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bit confusing but good thrillerBy adhumash (1 review) , 27 Jan 2013bit confusing but good thriller. Must watch for horror or thriller lovers. I like horrors and keep looking for good horror and hardly like any horror, but I liked this.
A really good thrillerBy NikM (23 reviews) from Portsmouth UK , 24 Jan 2013Firstly I watched due to Julianne Moore and Jonathan Rhys Meyers being in it. Had read a few reviews but didn't let them put me off and so glad I didn't. I personally didn't see the ending coming so enjoyed the 'confusion' as others have called it. The storyline flowed I felt pretty well, it maintained my interest and the suspense was well covered throughout. I didn't see the film as horror but then my bounderies are quite high here. If you enjoy pyschological thrillers watch it, the story is good, the acting great and the movie worth the big screen.