6.7/10
270
7 user 6 critic
A Canadian therapist has one last chance to keep his own personal life afloat by avoiding a job transfer to Gimli and working to help three patients suffering from extreme post-traumatic stress disorder.

Director:

Reviews
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  

Maine coastal town Harrison Bay is broke, so deputy mayor Drew Cabot arranges a deal with a contractor to develop the abandoned lighthouse for tourism. Father Hendry fails to convince the ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Schneider
Stars: Lindy Booth, Lawrence Dane, James Thomas
Lucid I (2013)
Drama | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A woman with increasingly disturbing and violent dreams consults a famous sleep therapist known for his controversial treatments. Her experience plummets her into the dark, twisted depths of her subconscious, grasping for her sanity.

Director: P.J. Woodside
Stars: Brittney Saylor, Bill Johnson, P.J. Woodside
Rub & Tug (2002)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

Rub & Tug is a sexy comedy that takes place at a "full body" massage parlour.

Director: Soo Lyu
Stars: Don McKellar, Kira Clavell, Tara Spencer-Nairn
Public Domain (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3/10 X  

A dark, wryly funny film about a game show run by smug pseudo-intellectuals that awards money to the contestant with the most pathetic life. The "contestants" are unaware they're even ... See full summary »

Director: Kris Lefcoe
Stars: Nicole de Boer, Don McKellar, Jason Jones
Lucid II (2018)
Thriller

Zel, a lonely young man's life changes when his enigmatic neighbour offers to help him overcome social anxiety.

Director: Adam Morse
Stars: Billy Zane, Sadie Frost, Laurie Calvert
Dark Honeymoon (Video 2008)
Drama | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

A man marries a seductive woman after a brief but intense relationship. During their honeymoon on the Oregon coast, however, he uncovers the terrible truth about his new wife.

Director: David O'Malley
Stars: Nick Cornish, Lindy Booth, Tia Carrere
Nobel Son (2007)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Barkley Michaelson is in a deep life rut. He's struggling to finish his PhD thesis when his father, the learned Eli Michaelson, wins the Nobel Prize for Chemistry. Barkley and his mother, ... See full summary »

Director: Randall Miller
Stars: Alan Rickman, Bryan Greenberg, Shawn Hatosy
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A young woman, being accused of stealing from her employer, falls in love with her lawyer while spending Christmas holidays with him and his family.

Director: Chris Philpott
Stars: Kelly Harms, Lindy Booth, Michael Ironside
Eyewitness (TV Movie 2017)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

It has been five years after Diana send a man to jail for the murder of her father and fiancee. Then he escapes from prison. He keeps her captive in her own home. Did Diana put an innocent man away?

Director: Andrew C. Erin
Stars: Lindy Booth, Craig Olejnik, Jon McLaren
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Former lawyer Bobby Myers recounts his first foray in the Canadian movie business circa 1979, when the then burgeoning Canadian movie industry was going through some growing pains. He ... See full summary »

Director: Peter O'Brian
Stars: Matthew Modine, Saul Rubinek, Alan Bates
The Creatress (2018)
Drama | Thriller

Young, bestselling author Eryn Bellow concludes her bookstore tour with her agent selling film rights and closing a six figure advance for her follow-up. Headwinds arise as critics get ... See full summary »

Director: Jason Cook
Stars: Fran Drescher, Peter Bogdanovich, Lindy Booth
Century Hotel (2001)
Drama | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

An omnibus of seven stories, all set in the room 720 of Century Hotel, that illustrate the tense and changing nature of relationships between men and women during each of the seven decades between the 1920s and the 1990s.

Director: David Weaver
Stars: Joel Bissonnette, Lindy Booth, Albert Chung
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
... Joel Rothman
... Victor
... Chandra
... Sophie
Brianna Williams ... Jenny
Ross McMillan ... Les
Gordon Tanner ... Doctor
... Marissa
Lauren Ritz ... Gwen
Robert G. Slade ... Pharmacist (as Robert Slade)
James Janssens ... Dave Walker
Edit

Storyline

Thirty-two year old Winnipeger Joel Rothman's personal life falls apart after his wife, Mari, catches him cheating. Following, he can't sleep which affects the parenting of his adolescent daughter Jenny. A therapist, he dismisses the work of counseling his patients. Because of his poor work, his Health Maintenance Organization (HMO), his employer, wants to transfer him to the small town of Gimli, which he doesn't want both for his own sake and Jenny's. As such, he begins to do whatever he can for his three remaining patients - Victor Koblinsky, Chandra Mergulhao and Sophie Winters - who he counsels in group therapy. Although each of the three has a different issue with which they are dealing, each does suffer from delusional thoughts the result of post-traumatic stress syndrome. Joel is under pressure from the HMO to certify all three, despite his assurance that all three are getting better. Ultimately, Victor, Chandra and Sophie have to convince him of what is reality and what is ... Written by Huggo

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Joel Rothman can't sleep.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

11 September 2005 (Canada)  »

Also Known As:

Mentes perdidas  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Sean Garrity is promising
1 May 2006 | by See all my reviews

Lucid is a very good supernatural thriller that had me entertained throughout its running time. Usually when I go to a Canadian film it is with a certain apprehension; I think I'm going to be bored to death by some witless story that was made as a tax dodge. Sean Garrity with his second film is roughly where Atom Egoyan was when he made Exotica: just on the cusp of world recognition. The story is very funny at first--you have the nuttiest trio of confused minds in therapy, and their therapist, Joel, who has many problems himself. The tone gets darker and more violent as the story advances.

Jonas Chernick as Joel and Michelle Nolden as Chandra are very good, Joel trying to help Chandra with her fixation on her dead sister. Callum Keith Rennie does a terrific turn as Victor, a man full of psychic pain and violence--we first see him throwing a chair against the wall and demanding that his release form be signed. Rennie has an expressive acting style that allows him to be funny, sinister and very dangerous all in the same scene. This is a film that deserves wide distribution outside Canada.


11 of 16 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 7 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page