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Regression (2015)

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A detective and a psychoanalyst uncover evidence of a satanic cult while investigating the rape of a young woman.
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A young girl is sexually abused by her father. Thus, begins the disturbing tale of a father and daughter torn apart, thrown into the center of a conspiracy that shocks the nation. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for disturbing violent and sexual content, and for language | See all certifications »

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$33,915 (USA) (5 February 2016)

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$54,734 (USA) (19 February 2016)
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Emma Watson previously starred with David Thewlis in the "Harry Potter" series. See more »

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The poster of Polish Death/Black Metal Band Behemoth is from 2014 whereas the film is set in 1990. See more »

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Bruce Kenner: I am starting to use my head again.
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Tells a story rather than spewing out a string of special effects
9 October 2015 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

I don't think this one will take any prizes for acting, or even for its fairly modest special effects, but it has a reasonably intelligent script and enough tension and intrigue to keep the audience awake. It takes its inspiration from a wave of Satanic child abuse accusations and actual court cases that swept the world in the 1980s and 90s, but fizzled out with very little hard evidence emerging and very few convictions. Many blamed 'false memories' implanted by well-meaning counselors and psychologists and even the Press, unintentionally encouraging people in the creation of fantasies. 'Regression' tries to show how, in a manner reminiscent of the Salem witch trials, human suggestibility creates 'evidence' out of thin air, and delusional states become contagious. In doing this it is of course skating on thin ice, since similar ideas have often been used in attempts to discredit the claims of those reporting genuine 'historical' cases of assault or abuse.

The resolution presented in 'Regression' is perhaps one of the least satisfying aspects of the film, and I was surprised that no reference was made to the fundamentalist Christian element for which parts of America are so famous.

I think this one entertains, and after a slowish start builds up to quite a fast and dramatic pace in the second half. I would definitely recommend seeing it, but I don't think you would lose very much by waiting for it to get to rental or television.


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