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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Timothé Vom Dorp,
Théo Van de Voorde
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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
Breath of Fresh Air to the Horror and Psychologic Thriller Categories of Film
Can't believe all these bad reviews or the horrible percentage it has on this website. This movie broke all expectations I had and was filled with twists and turns that will leave your head spinning even after the film is over and it's been half a day. Before going into my review, I just want to address 3 annoying things I have seen in reviews. 1) First review I saw by Angry Joe on YouTube said that it was predictable from the first scene what would happen by the end. This is so untrue. I expected it to have some Shutter Island, Fight Club, split personality twist but that never happens. Instead you get more and more reeled into the character and all the mystery of what is happening at this facility. 2) Some critic on RT said it was a lot of unpleasantness. WHAT THE F**K did you expect? A happy go lucky movie with pleasant fun things in it? NO! Obviously the whole thing is about a guy losing his mind, so that is just in general an unpleasant theme, you moron. 3) Saw a critic saying it was over-produced. Apart from maybe one scene I can think of towards the end, it was not over produced. It was WELL produced which is very different. When I think of an over-produced movie, I think of almost every superhero movie recently that is plagued by bad writing and an overload of CG. This was nothing of the sort. Nearly every CG moment (besides the stupid face of a deer that gets hit by the car) looked stunningly realistic and was used at a moment where it was necessary to the artistic integrity of the film. This film is ART!
Okay, so now that I've addressed the idiots out there, let me give you my outlook on this film. I am a huge fan of psychologic thrillers and SOME horror that is extremely outside of the box. I don't like typical slashers or ghost stories and recently have really been getting tired of the paranormal "someone's possessed by a demon" bulls**t that has been coming out way too often. This movie was a complete fresh breathe of air.
A Cure for Wellness is nothing like Shutter Island in it's execution or style, but the main character does look like a little brother of Di Caprio and the films do share the 'crazy house' setting. This movie is brutal at certain points and hard to watch in terms of intensity, which is something I like.
I suppose one thing that could upset people about this movie is that some things are not completely cleared up by the end of the movie, which leaves a lot to the imagination of the viewer. After seeing it once, I definitely feel this movie has a rewatchable factor because it seems you could dig up more, looking back through it for clues. I will certainly be buying this one when it's out on video.
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