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Old 03-29-18, 02:48 PM
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Re: Unsane (2018, D: Soderbergh) S: Foy, Leonard, Pharoah, Temple -- shot on an iPhon

Saw this last night, thought it was good, not great. Biggest problem I have is
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Sawyer appeared to find this facility via a craigslist type ad for stalker's victims support group. She goes, and meets with an individual counselor rather than a support group. She is committed that day, and, IIRC, the next day encounters her stalker who is working on staff under a different name. So one of two things must be true, neither of which was established or addressed:

1) He was already working there, and somehow influenced her decision to visit that facility, apparently knowing that she would say things that would get her committed. This seems unlikely since it seems he spent every minute of every day watching her.

2) He followed her to the counseling appointment, found out that she had been committed, and immediately got a job on her ward. Under a false identity. And was given full access to drugs, was able to administer injections, somehow knew the layout well enough to disable cameras, abduct patients, and sneak items under Sawyer's pillow so she could find them and overreact rather than showing them to someone who might give a damn.

The absence of any basis for either of these two premises detracted significantly from my enjoyment of the movie. And yes, she overreacted every chance she got, but I can write that off as the result of her panicked state of mind.

Also, that first night, after Violet shows her the shiv she'd made, she just rolls over and goes to sleep?!
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Re: Unsane (2018, D: Soderbergh) S: Foy, Leonard, Pharoah, Temple -- shot on an iPhon

I really enjoyed the first half, and never would have guessed it was shot on an iPhone. But then, I tend to get immersed in the story and ignore technical aspects until repeat viewings. Heck, I’d probably burn up in a theater fire.

But once the big reveal is made, I largely lost interest, due in part to Shoveler’s criticisms above.
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Re: Unsane (2018, D: Soderbergh) S: Foy, Leonard, Pharoah, Temple -- shot on an iPhon

And another thing, if someone could please help me out here...
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I'd assumed the jogger with the dog found the mother's dead body buried in the woods. Cops were called, so, presumably, that body was taken to the morgue. And we know that Nate was found dead in the basement, same story, cops called, haul the dead body away. So then, who's body was in the trunk with Sawyer when she unzipped the bag and found her mom's crucifix?
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Re: Unsane (2018, D: Soderbergh) S: Foy, Leonard, Pharoah, Temple -- shot on an iPhon

Originally Posted by Shoveler
And another thing, if someone could please help me out here...
Spoiler:
I'd assumed the jogger with the dog found the mother's dead body buried in the woods. Cops were called, so, presumably, that body was taken to the morgue. And we know that Nate was found dead in the basement, same story, cops called, haul the dead body away. So then, who's body was in the trunk with Sawyer when she unzipped the bag and found her mom's crucifix?
Spoiler:
The body in the trunk was the mother. The body in the park was the real George Shaw, the actual person who was hired to work at the asylum, who the stalker killed and buried.

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Re: Unsane (2018, D: Soderbergh) S: Foy, Leonard, Pharoah, Temple -- shot on an iPhon

Originally Posted by dex14
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The body in the trunk was the mother. The body in the park was the real George Shaw, the actual person who was hired to work at the asylum, who the stalker killed and buried.
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Thanks, that makes sense. When they mentioned prints on the body matching George Shaw, I took it to mean that they had lifted prints off of the mother's body, or watch, or clothing, that were a match to the prints for the false GS identiy he'd built up.
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Re: Unsane (2018, D: Soderbergh) S: Foy, Leonard, Pharoah, Temple -- shot on an iPhon

Wanted to see this, but with its dismal box office and low audience RT score I'm not so sure. Every polarizing movie I've seen lately I find myself leaning towards the negative camp. Is this really that good?
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Re: Unsane (2018, D: Soderbergh) S: Foy, Leonard, Pharoah, Temple -- shot on an iPhon

There's only 1,000 votes on the RT score, sort of hard to judge off that.
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Re: Unsane (2018, D: Soderbergh) S: Foy, Leonard, Pharoah, Temple -- shot on an iPhon

Originally Posted by rennervision
Wanted to see this, but with its dismal box office and low audience RT score I'm not so sure. Every polarizing movie I've seen lately I find myself leaning towards the negative camp. Is this really that good?
I thought it was really good. If you have MoviePass and free time, sure. But it’s not something I’d say you need to run to the theatre for. Just get it OnDemand when the time comes.
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Re: Unsane (2018, D: Soderbergh) S: Foy, Leonard, Pharoah, Temple -- shot on an iPhon

I was going to check it out this coming weekend, but it's gone from everywhere around here, even at a theater that holds on to stuff from months ago.
Not terribly surprised, of course.
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Re: Unsane (2018, D: Soderbergh) S: Foy, Leonard, Pharoah, Temple -- shot on an iPhon

Interesting experimental film that was somewhat entertaining
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but the whole "Is she or isn't she?" kind of gets answered halfway through, after that, storywise, it became a standard thriller.
Still, good performance from Foy.

3.75/5
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Re: Unsane (2018, D: Soderbergh) S: Foy, Leonard, Pharoah, Temple -- shot on an iPhon

I've got this one. I need to watch it before the weekend is over.
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Re: Unsane (2018, D: Soderbergh) S: Foy, Leonard, Pharoah, Temple -- shot on an iPhon

Claire Foy was fantastic in this film.

At its best, the film is incredibly claustrophobic & creepy. Other times it's plodding and nonsensical.
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Re: Unsane (2018, D: Soderbergh) S: Foy, Leonard, Pharoah, Temple -- shot on an iPhon

Originally Posted by TheMovieman
Interesting experimental film that was somewhat entertaining
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but the whole "Is she or isn't she?" kind of gets answered halfway through, after that, storywise, it became a standard thriller.
Still, good performance from Foy.

3.75/5
I thought exact same thing. Once you know so soon, gets pretty generic. Where was Juno Temple’s body?
And this totally looked like shot on real cameras. I’m in awe that this was an iPhone. How can that be? It was so normal and cinema looking...
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Re: Unsane (2018, D: Soderbergh) S: Foy, Leonard, Pharoah, Temple -- shot on an iPhon

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Where was Juno Temple’s body?
In the isolation room.
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Re: Unsane (2018, D: Soderbergh) S: Foy, Leonard, Pharoah, Temple -- shot on an iPhon

Good psychological thriller from Steven Soderbergh.

4/5
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Re: Unsane (2018, D: Soderbergh) S: Foy, Leonard, Pharoah, Temple -- shot on an iPhon

watched this with my daughter last night (13 y/o) she apologized for picking this from Redbox and I have accepted the apology. I assume its possible to voluntarily commit yourself to a psych ward, but nearly everything else about the movie was poorly done or basically not believable. It seems the film gets either a 1/2 or a 8 on IMDB hence the 6.5 rating. One of the few films I truly wish I had stopped watching when it started getting unbelievable.
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Re: Unsane (2018, D: Soderbergh) S: Foy, Leonard, Pharoah, Temple -- shot on an iPhon

Good movie. It’s a well executed, simple, brisk movie.

Steven Soderbergh really doesn’t trust our healthcare system.

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