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A disturbed and delusional high school student with aspirations of a career in medicine goes to extremes to earn the approval of her controlling mother.

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This film is about Pauline, a young woman (18yo) who lives with her family and her younger sister Grace who has Cystic Fibrosis. Pauline has some delusions of being a great surgeon, and she also has some horrific dreams that she actually finds "stimulating" to say the least. Her family put up with her delusions and her school classmates find her annoying. But as this is all happening around her she has a plan, a plan that will leave them all shocked, and some people may not survive. Written by Michael Hallows Eve

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Heal the sickness.

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Chirurgiczna precyzja  »

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Pauline: Never thought I'd say this but I'm starting to miss not having the whole family at breakfast.
Phyllis: I can wake you up for family breakfast if you like.
Pauline: On second thought this is very nice.
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A terrible 'look at me acting' performance
21 June 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Excision feels like a threadbare short film padded out to feature length and low and behold it's an expanded version of the director's short. It's an annoyingly angsty film about a social misfit who wants to be a surgeon and the whole film is just filler until the final scene. Perhaps that would be fine in the short film, but this is unbearable. We are also subjected to an atrocious performance by AnnaLynne McCord who seems to be juggling tics, facial expressions and acting with a capital 'A'. A terrible 'look at me acting' performance, made even more cartoonish from her over the top zit makeup. This is the kind of character that needs a strong director to modulate the performance and reign it in to be effective. The film is fine to look at. It's shot in a very classy way -- slow, well composed moves -- which makes McCord's performance at even more right angles to the film. Everyone downplays their role and the look of the film is very grounded and then here's this ridiculous actress who couldn't have played her role any more broad. It tries to be edgy and artful - it really does try, but Excision is immature junk.


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