Trevor Reznik is a machinist in a factory. An extreme case of insomnia has led to him not sleeping in a year, and his body withering away to almost nothing. He has an obsessive compulsion to write himself reminder notes and keep track of his dwindling weight, both scribbled on yellow stickies in his apartment. The only person he lets into his life in an emotional sense is Stevie, a prostitute, although he has an infatuation with Maria, a single mother waitress working in an airport diner. His co-workers don't associate with and mistrust him because of not knowing what is going on in his life that has led to his emaciated physical appearance. A workplace incident further alienates him with his coworkers, and in conjunction with some unfamiliar pieces of paper he finds in his apartment, Trevor believes that someone or some people - probably one or some of his coworkers - are out to get him, using a phantom employee named Ivan as their front. As Trevor goes on a search for evidence as to...Written by
Staying awake for a year, as mentioned in the film, is physically impossible for a human being. The actual longest time someone is recorded to have stayed awake for is 11 days & 25 minutes, set by 17 year old San Diego student Randy Gardner in 1964, for a Stanford University experiment. See more »
When Reznik pulls up in his truck outside Miller's house he parks a couple of feet from the curb, when he returns the truck is tight against the curb. See more »
Written by Stephen Phillips (as Stephen Robert Phillips)
(c) 615 Music Cathalogue
Authorised by Konga Music, S.L., exclusive subpublisher for Spain
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darkly atmospheric horror/mystery
Trever Reznick is an industrial machine operator who hasn't slept in a year and feels as if he is going crazy. A horrible accident in the workplace causes him to fall further down the spiral. Is there a conspiracy against him or is he going insane? The lead character is played with discomforting perfection by a repulsively thin and unrecognizable Christian Bale. This is a very moody and atmospheric film that is reminiscent of Lynch (though, by the end, it is a much more spelled-out than Lynch would do for the viewer). Still, it is a very gripping and disturbing movie. "The Machinist" is one of the better horror films released this year. My Rating: 8.5/10
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