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A Cure for Wellness (2016)

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An ambitious young executive is sent to retrieve his company's CEO from an idyllic but mysterious "wellness center" at a remote location in the Swiss Alps, but soon suspects that the spa's treatments are not what they seem.

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Cast

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Lockhart
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Volmer
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Hannah
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Enrico
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Deputy Director
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Victoria Watkins
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Pembroke
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Frank Hill
Ashok Mandanna ...
Ron Nair
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Pieter The Vet
Peter Benedict ...
Constable
Michael Mendl ...
Bartender
Maggie Steed ...
Mrs. Abramov
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Morris
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Hank Green
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An ambitious young executive is sent to retrieve his company's CEO from an idyllic but mysterious "wellness center" at a remote location in the Swiss Alps. He soon suspects that the spa's miraculous treatments are not what they seem. When he begins to unravel its terrifying secrets, his sanity is tested, as he finds himself diagnosed with the same curious illness that keeps all the guests here longing for the cure. Written by 20th Century Fox

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Rated R for disturbing violent content and images, sexual content including an assault, graphic nudity, and language | See all certifications »

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17 February 2017 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La cura siniestra  »

Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$5,004,463 (USA) (17 February 2017)

Gross:

$8,103,139 (USA) (17 March 2017)
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Trivia

Although the story takes place in Switzerland, the film was shot in Germany. See more »

Goofs

The protagonist is either an attorney (it's never made clear) or a savvy business executive. Either way, he wouldn't have signed the form that he was given at the front desk without first carefully reading it. See more »

Quotes

Volmer: [from the trailer] Except the Diagnosis... You'll soon see... it's wonderful here
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Crazy Credits

The 20th Century Fox fanfare is silent and the logo fades out early. See more »


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Composed by Hans Zimmer
Arranged by Benjamin Wallfisch
Performed by the The Chamber Orchestra of London, Conducted by Gavin Greenaway
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Looks nice but feels hugely insubstantial and unsatisfying
2 March 2017 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This film feels like a Black Mirror episode - but one that treads water for almost two and a half hours without ever reaching its main idea. 250% longer, but only a fraction of the satisfaction.

I really wanted to immerse myself in its atmosphere and ideas, the idea of a David Lynch/Cronenberg style Shining/Shutter Island film seems great. But the film really tests your patience. The main character is icy and unlikable, the other characters are similarly distant. Stuff happens, a lot of stuff, some of it great looking, but with nothing to tie it together or the any character depth to engage with, it ends up feeling like you're being taken through a film students visual exhibition that doesn't end soon enough.

It really doesn't live up to the amazing film that the trailer suggests, a pattern that seems to be more and more common with films these days. Similar to Passengers, I wonder if moments were shot just to make the trailer more powerful in selling the film.


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