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Sucker Punch (2011)

PG-13 | | Action, Fantasy | 25 March 2011 (USA)
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A young girl is institutionalized by her abusive stepfather. Retreating to an alternative reality as a coping strategy, she envisions a plan which will help her escape from the mental facility.

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Mayor / Lighter Orderly (as AC Peterson)
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Big Boss Thug / Orderly #3
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A young girl (Baby Doll) is locked away in a mental asylum by her abusive stepfather where she will undergo a lobotomy in five days' time. Faced with unimaginable odds, she retreats to a fantastical world in her imagination where she and four other female inmates at the asylum, plot to escape the facility. The lines between reality and fantasy blur as Baby Doll and her four companions, as well as a mysterious guide, fight to retrieve the five items they need that will allow them to break free from their captors before it's too late... Written by Anonymous

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You Will Be Unprepared. See more »

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Action | Fantasy

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Rated PG-13 for thematic material involving sexuality, violence and combat sequences, and for language | See all certifications »

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25 March 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Sucker Punch: The IMAX Experience  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$82,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$19,058,199 (USA) (25 March 2011)

Gross:

$36,381,716 (USA) (20 May 2011)
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Trivia

Amanda Seyfried, Olivia Thirlby, and Mia Wasikowska were in turn going to be cast as Babydoll, and dropped out before Emily Browning was chosen. See more »

Goofs

While walking down the steps before starting the samurai battle, Baby Doll is wearing heels (at least 3 or 4 inches) however during the actual combat scenes, she's very clearly wearing flats. When she "fights" the last samurai, she's back to wearing heels. See more »

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Sweet Pea: Everyone has an Angel. A Guardian who watches over us. We can't know what form they'll take. One day, old man. Next day, little girl. But don't let appearances fool you, they can be as fierce as any dragon. Yet they're not here to fight our battles, but to whisper from our heart. Reminding that it's us. Its everyone of us who holds power over the world we create.
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Crazy Credits

Behind the final credits, there are short disconnected snippets of a musical performance involving Blue, Mrs Gorski and the dancers, performing "Love is the Drug". See more »

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Referenced in Gurd: Terminate (2011) See more »

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SWEET DREAMS (ARE MADE OF THIS)
Written by Annie Lennox and David A. Stewart (as David Stewart)
Produced by Marius De Vries and Tyler Bates
Performed by Emily Browning
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Put your thinking cap on
25 March 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have been absolutely pumped for this movie since I first saw the trailer for it last summer. I'm fresh from viewing it, and I have to say that it's not quite what I expected, though not necessarily in a bad way. To those who haven't seen it, two words: Do it. But be open to the fact that it will almost certainly not be exactly what you expect. Although it looks like a somewhat mindless kick ass, eye candy flick, don't be fooled: there is a pretty good story here, and its deeper than your first impression of it will be, also. Oh, and don't try and predict the ending.

After you watch it, you will need to process what actually happened, but put your thinking cap on- because its deeper than you think.

All in all, the acting was good enough (though it didn't blow my mind), the visuals are stellar (did blow my mind) and the soundtrack is amazing (where is my mind?). Definitely worth seeing. 8/10


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