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The Benefactor (2015)

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A philanthropist meddles in the lives of newly-married couples in an attempt to relive his past.

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Bobby
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Mia
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Luke
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Jesse
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Dr. Sam
Justin Goncalves ...
Javier
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Sharon
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Toby
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Toby
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Charlie
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Dr. Romano
Robert Kelly ...
Older Man
Jeffrey Cousar ...
Clerk
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A philanthropist meddles in the lives of newly-married couples in an attempt to relive his past.

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His help comes at a price.

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15 January 2016 (USA)  »

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Filmed entirely in Pennsylvania with many scenes in Philadelphia. See more »

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Hydromorphone is not morphine, as (Theo James) the physician referred to it. Hydromorphone is also known as Dilaudid. A physician should know that. See more »

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[first lines]
Franny: All I see are bedrooms and nurses stations here.
Bobby: Yeah, well, it's a hospital.
Franny: It's a children's hospital! It needs color.
Bobby: Come on.
Franny: Are we partners?
Bobby: Yeah.
Franny: Are we par... We *are* partners. I understand, and I get the whole thing. Your job is to cure these kids, my job's to make them feel better. We need animal stickers on the windows. We need sailboats hanging from the ceiling. We need fun things...
Mia: He's right. For once.
Bobby: Don't encourage him.
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I Got Mine
Written by Keith Zarriello
Performed by The Shivers
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Falling down
27 September 2016 | by See all my reviews

Or is it actually rock bottom? One thing is for sure, you need someone relatable and likable like Gere to portray this character. Otherwise the viewer would have a lot of trouble to watch this in general and feel something (empathy for example). His character is not completely lost when we begin. Quite the opposite that is, until we jump forward in time (and jump back and forth a couple of times).

It's to keep the intensity and the tension up for the viewers. Also to keep them guessing, though I reckon you can guess more or less what happened, that made him the way he is. But it's not as much about that as it is about the journey itself. And the question if there is still time for salvation ... It's a drama and it's slow paced of course, not everyone's cup of tea


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