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On the Edge (2001)

R  |   |  Drama  |  21 September 2001 (Ireland)
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On the Edge is about suicidal patients discovering their true selves while going through therapy in a treatment center.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Martin Carney ...
Priest
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Mikey
Camille O'Sullivan ...
Mikey's Wife
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Bouncer
Vinny Murphy ...
Bouncer
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Maria
Gavin Coleman ...
Maria's Boyfriend
Patrick Murray ...
Joyrider
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Dr. Figure
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Patient in Recreation Room
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Patient in Recreation Room
Anna Manahan ...
Cat Woman
Des Smith ...
Patient with Cup
Judy Cameron ...
Woman Playing Piano
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After the death of his alcoholic father, Jonathan Breech steals his father's ashes from his brother's house. He drives a stolen car off a cliff in order to commit suicide but he survives. After this, he accepts an alternative sentence of three months in therapy in a psychiatric hospital. There, he joins a suicide group under the supervision of Dr. Figure. He befriends a disturbed Rachel Row (who saw her mother dying in an accident) and Toby (who accidentally killed his brother in a car crash). During the treatment, the sarcastic Jonathan changes his behavior and sees the importance of being alive. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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A joyride through sex, love, and other activities

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Drama

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Rated R for language, some disturbing images and sexual content, and for some drug material | See all certifications »
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21 September 2001 (Ireland)  »

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$7,000,000 (estimated)
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Rachel Row: It's beautiful here.
Jonathan: Can't take all this on your own.
Rachel Row: So you are all good now? Too many near death experiences you are beginning to think twice.
Jonathan: You wanna know the truth? If it's a matter of life and death between people like you and me, then I want to outlive you. And I want to see what happens to you. 'Cause I like ya.
Rachel Row: I don't know.
Jonathan: What if we are still together in a year?
Rachel Row: Would we be?
Jonathan: I can see it happening.
Rachel Row: I don't know. So do you think you love me?
Jonathan: I know I love you.
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God Kicks
Written by Andy Cairns (as Andrew Cairns), Michael McKeegan, Graham Hopkins and Martin McCarrick
Published by Universal - MCA Music Ltd
Performed by Therapy? (as Therapy)
Courtesy of Ark 21
Licensed by kind permission from the Film & TV Licensing Division
Part of the Universal Music Group
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Murphy and Rea shine
23 September 2004 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

"On the Edge" is a touching story about people and life. It is too bad it never got a wider release, audiences would have appreciated it.

Cillian Murphy and Stephen Rea make this film. Murphy creates a relatable character with Jonathan, making us genuinely care for him and empathize with his pain. He is a talent to watch. Rea's subtle style of acting is perfect for the role of Dr. Figure. Their scenes together are funny and poignant at the same time. The dialogues between them are very well written, as are the ones between Jonathan and Rachel (the also good Tricia Vessey).

Since I always pay attention to a film's atmosphere, I have to say that I loved the atmosphere and cinematography in "On the Edge". There is a melancholy and earthy quality to the cinematography, which fits perfectly with the film's themes of joy, sorrow and, ultimately, life as the most valuable thing in the universe.

Everyone should see this film for its wonderful message and the acting.

9/10


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