A depressed psychiatrist wakes up as a patient in the asylum where she worked, with no memory of why she is there or what she has done.

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Mathieu Kassovitz
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Halle Berry ... Miranda Grey
Robert Downey Jr. ... Pete Graham
Charles S. Dutton ... Dr. Douglas Grey
John Carroll Lynch ... Sheriff Ryan
Bernard Hill ... Phil Parsons
Penélope Cruz ... Chloe Sava
Dorian Harewood ... Teddy Howard
Bronwen Mantel Bronwen Mantel ... Irene
Kathleen Mackey ... Rachel Parsons
Matthew G. Taylor ... Turlington
Michel Perron ... Joe
Andrea Sheldon ... Tracey Seavers
Anana Rydvald ... Glass Cell Nurse
Laura Mitchell Laura Mitchell ... Inmate
Amy Sloan ... Inmate
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Storyline

Dr. Miranda Grey is a psychiatrist who works in a penitentiary, in the mental institution sector. She is married with Dr. Douglas Grey, the chief of department where Dr. Pete Graham also works. Chloe Sava, a patient of Dr. Miranda formerly abused by her stepfather, claims that she is frequently raped by the devil in her cell. After leaving the asylum in a stormy night, Dr. Miranda has a car accident, and when she wakes up, she is an inmate of the institution, being accused of an horrible crime and having no memory of the incident. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Dr. Miranda Grey Is An Expert At Knowing What Is Rational, What Is Logical, What Is Sane... Until The Day She Woke Up On The Other Side. See more »


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Rated R for violence, brief language and nudity | See all certifications »

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At 1:07:02, as Miranda enters the kitchen of the house, earth worms are seen escaping from an avocado through a nicely made circular hole and crawling around on rotting fruits. It is impossible and rather ridiculous as earth worms never spontaneously appear indoor on fruits. The only creatures likely to colonize left over and rotting fruits indoor are... fruit flies and their maggots (larvae), which are not worms, are very very tiny, i.e. almost invisible. See more »

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Chloe: He came back again last night and tore me like paper. He opened me like a flower of pain, and it felt good. He sank into me and set me on fire, like he always does. Made me burn from the inside out.
Miranda: How did you know it was the devil?
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Referenced in Mag-ingat ka sa... Kulam (2008) See more »

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Papa Was a Rolling Stone
Written by Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong
Performed by The Temptations
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Pschologically creepy, but a little flawed
8 January 2007 | by mjw2305See all my reviews

Halle Berry plays brilliant criminal psychologist, Dr. Miranda Grey; an expert in what is rational, logical and sane. After she encounters a mysterious young girl, she finds herself confined to the institute in which she once worked; along side the patients she once treated. She has to rationalise what is real in her own mind, before she loses it forever.

The setting and atmosphere that is created in Gothika is excellent, and the movie is definitely creepy enough to jangle your nerves. Halle Berry, Penelope Cruz and Robert Downey Jnr all fit into their roles nicely; the problem is plain and simple. The storyline and script are too weak to achieve what this movie sets out to do, and because of some lame dialogue and a flawed plot the movie only manages to be decent; when it really should have been great.

6/10 It's still worth watching.


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Release Date:

21 November 2003 (USA) See more »

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Gothika See more »

Filming Locations:

Oka, Québec, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,288,438, 23 November 2003

Gross USA:

$59,694,580

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$141,591,324
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