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The Yellow Wallpaper (2012)

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After a devastating fire, Charlotte and John rent a countryside house and attempt to start life over, though Charlotte, upon seeing visions of her deceased daughter, retreats to the house's attic and pulls away from her husband and sister.

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Dr. John Weiland
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Charlotte Weiland
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Jennie Gilman
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Catherine Sayer
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Sarah Weiland at age 8
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Colleen Preston
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Travis Preston (as Joseph Williamson)
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David Kilbourne - Duellist
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Peter Ware
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Sage at Duel
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Mrs. Foucolt at Tea Party
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Mrs. Tremayne at Tea Party
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Mrs. Steele at Tea Party
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The Yellow Wallpaper (Motion Picture) is an "Origins Myth"... rather than a direct adaptation of the famous Charlotte Perkins Gilman story. Drawing from the original short story and a number of Gilmans' other gothic works (The Giant Wisteria, The Unwatched Door, etc.), The Yellow Wallpaper is an original narrative of events that unfold around the actual writing of "The Yellow Wallpaper" short story. After a devastating fire, Charlotte and John rent a countryside house and attempt to start life over, though Charlotte, upon seeing visions of her deceased daughter, retreats to the house's attic and pulls away from her husband and sister. Written by Max Visconti

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The film is stylistically modeled after the films of the 30's and 40's. Says director Thomas, "The acting style is subtle. All the characters are introverts, not extroverts. The musical score is a bit too big and romantic. The atmosphere is very thick and the 'horror' comes from it's themes and the state of minds of the characters rather than grotesque situations." See more »

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Version of The Yellow Wallpaper (1977) See more »

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Awful!
11 November 2012 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I just can't understand why everyone loves this movie! The acting was comically wooden, with the exception of the sister and the psychic. My husband gave up on it after 15 very painfully slow minutes, but I persevered with it. The story by the the way has NOTHING to do with the short story "The Yellow Wallpaper" other than a reference to the "rest cure" and place of women in Victorian society. And as mentioned by another reviewer, the main character is named Charlotte, a reference to Charlotte Gilbert, who wrote the short story. Oh, and there's an attic room with yellow wallpaper that the wife sometimes retreats to, but it's existence is Pretty arbitrary. THe plot was very broken up, and half the scenes take place in very dark rooms, making it difficult to see what was going on. The ending was a bit of whatever as well - it didn't seem to match the rest of the movie. it was an interesting premise, too bad it just didn't seem to flow. This could have been a good movie if: 1. They didn't call it The Yellow Wallpaper. False advertising! Why not give it it's own name? 2. The plot had some kind of flow to it, 3. better acting! Especially the male lead, who gave the most wooden performance I have EVER seen. Sadly, these elements were not there, making this clunker a discombobulated boring mess.


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