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Waking Madison (2010)

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A woman suffering from multiple personality disorder tries to piece back together her life.

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In New Orleans, Madison Walker suffers from dissociative identity disorder (DID) and tries to commit suicide. She is treated together with other patients by the psychologist Dr. Elizabeth Barnes. Madison has an estranged mother, who is a religious fanatic woman, and her father was neglectful with her when she was younger. When Madison leaves the psychiatric hospital, she goes to her old apartment. Then she decides to lock herself in the apartment for thirty day expecting to find why she is so messed up since she has neither friend not a job. On the 30th day, Madison makes an important discovery about Dr. Barnes and her patients. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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In the plot, Madison Walker locks herself in her apartment for 30 days without food or contact with anyone to attempt to cure herself of multiple personalities. For research, the writer/director Katherine Brooks did the same thing before writing the script. See more »

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Very well done mystery/drama with some great acting...
13 July 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The performances are what to watch in this movie. It could have easily been done on Lifetime or been a movie-of-the-week event, but the acting and the story surpassed my expectations and made this one, a one to watch.

Madison Walker (Roemer) has a problem. She doesn't quite remember what she's done the night before. I'm not talking about just last night -- I'm talking about all nights. She doesn't remember people, she doesn't remember events, she is under the impression that she's not even among the living. After a failed suicide attempt, she boards herself up in her apartment for 30 days as an experiment to see if she can help herself and even stops taking her prescribed medication. Inside, she videotapes herself, 30 tapes in 30 days. What she discovers is nothing short of amazing. The story doesn't just stay in her apartment, though. Flashbacks are shown of her in treatment with Dr. Elizabeth Barnes (Shue), her estranged relationship with her father (Patton) and her very religious mother (Conroy) and she creates an unbreakable bond with some of the other girls who are also in therapy with her.

The story doesn't drag, it keeps us involved from the get-go. I'm glad the writer/director didn't wuss out on some of the movie's tough subject matter, she filmed it so we could get inside the character's head and get a feel for it ourselves. It's sometimes raw and often heart-breaking. Watch the movie closely, because there's a twist at the ending that you won't see coming and will probably have to re-watch it to see the clues you missed.

Hopefully with this movie, Hollywood will come knocking on Katherine Brooks' door more often -- she's mostly only directed TV shows. Plus, it was nice to see Elisabeth Shue getting some screen time, as well. She's a very underrated actress who needs to do more features. More reviews at www.soveryterry.com Final Grade: B-


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