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Danika (2006)

 -  Drama | Horror | Mystery  -  10 June 2006 (USA)
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The story follows Danika, a woman whose fears for her children are manifested in premonitions of death and disaster. Bierko plays Tomei's husband, while Hall is her psychiatrist and confidant.

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Danika is a thirty-five year old overprotective mother with a beautiful family composed of her successful husband Randy, two sons - the teenager Kurt and the little Brian, and one teenager daughter - Lauren. Danika is disturbed and near a breakdown, having dark and terrifying nightmares and daydreams; distracted in her work and consequently committing mistakes; and under psychiatric treatment with Dr. Evelyn. Her problems originated when her husband cheated on her with the nanny of their children, breaking her confidence in him. The lack of attention caused by her disturbed mind leads her family into tragedy. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rated R for violence, language, some sexual content and a scene of drug use | See all certifications »
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Craig Bierko joined the cast the day before shooting began, replacing the original actor cast as Randy. See more »

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The movie is set in Baltimore, but in several scenes Los Angeles signage can be seen, including a billboard with an 818 area code. See more »

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References Blue Streak (1999) See more »

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a weird psychological thriller.
11 June 2011 | by (Pakistan) – See all my reviews

When a devoted mother and wife begins to experience a series of intensely terrifying visions, she soon begins to question her own sanity in a deeply unsettling psychological thriller from first-time feature filmmaker Ariel Vromen. By day Danika (Marisa Tomei) works at the local bank, and by night she assumes the role of loving family-woman to her husband Randy (Craig Bierko) and their three children Brian (Ridge Canipe), Kurt (Kyle Gallner), and Lauren (Nicki Prian). After experiencing a frighteningly vivid hallucination one day at work, the stressed-out twenty-five year old decides to quit her job and spend more time at home with the family. Though she soon opts to seek the help of a youthful therapist, Danika 's paranoia regarding the safety of her children grows increasingly intense as news stations begin to air a series of gruesome crime stories which all seem to concern the harming of young children. As paranoia rapidly morphs into panic and a series of premonitions leaves the fragile Danika an emotional disaster, the now- hysterical mother does her best to discern whether her continuing visions are the result of a deepening mental illness, or some unknown power from far beyond her realm of comprehension.

OK this movie was extremely confusing, it was on TV last night i didn't even knew anything about it. the only reason i saw it was Marisa Tomei. this is very weird scary psychological movie with a twist and sad ending. i had tough time to decide whether i like or dislike this movie. it was not a good movie but not too bad. screenplay was not good. the twists and turns and scares were good. Marisa performed very well in it. it scared me.


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