Asylum Seekers (2009)

 |  Comedy, Fantasy  |  13 June 2009 (USA)
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Six people on the verge of a breakdown decide to check themselves into an insane asylum, only to discover there is just room for one.



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Credited cast:
Nurse Milly
Daniel Irizarry ...
Dr. Raby
Camille O'Sullivan ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dinner Host
Female Worker #1
Miranda's Personal Assistant
Hostess #1
Dr. Psycho #4
Ken Jennings ...


Work, family, relationships, deadlines, terrorism, information overload... When modern life is getting crazier and crazier, day by day, who wouldn't think about getting out? Leaving it all behind? Wouldn't that be the only sane response to this mad world? "Asylum Seekers" is about escapism, about feeling the pressure and deciding on a radical solution. Our six characters can't take their various stresses any more and are heading for the door marked EXIT. It leads to a deluxe, exclusive, luxuriously-appointed mental asylum, an adult funfair where they can let it all go and be waited on hand and foot for the rest of their carefree lives. Or so it seems... The first twist is that there are limited places. Only one free bed remains. The competition is on. And there are many other surprises lying in wait for the unwary, would-be-insane patient... The ride out of the world they know has only just begun! Written by Rania Ajami

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Crazy is the new sane.


Comedy | Fantasy



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$1,500,000 (estimated)

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Paul: There'll be no room for lunatics in *my* asylum!
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Creative, funny, a wild ride!
11 December 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is the kind of indie film we don't see much of anymore. Great story, stunning visuals, and completely out there (it's right up there with the classics, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, and Velvet Goldmine). The acting is great, the characters are alive on screen, all of them funny, anguished, paranoid, and lovable. The costumes, the locations, all of the visuals are eye popping and bizarre as we are taken through the worlds and minds of these unique characters. The story alone sets the tone for this creative and wacky comedy, 6 self proclaimed crazies all fighting for the last spot in an elite insane asylum, you can be sure you're in for a wild ride!

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