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The story follows Danika, a woman whose fears for her children are manifested in premonitions of death and disaster. Bierko plays Tomei's husband, while Hall is her psychiatrist and confidant.

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Joshua Leibner
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Marisa Tomei ... Danika Merrick
Hannah Marks ... Lizzie Geralds
Guy Camilleri ... Man
Akuyoe Graham ... Patricia Guilford
Ori Pfeffer ... Bank Robber #1
Jeffrey Nicholas Brown ... Bank Robber #2 (as Jeffrey Brown)
Craig Bierko ... Randy Merrick
Kyle Gallner ... Kurt Merrick
Nicki Prian ... Lauren Merrick (as Nicky Prian)
Ridge Canipe ... Brian Merrick
Regina Hall ... Dr. Evelyn Harris
Jacqueline Pinol ... Nanny
James Avery ... Teddy Johnson
Tanya Linette Smith ... Sales Lady
John Ducey ... TV Anchorman
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Danika is a thirty-five year old overprotective mother with a beautiful family composed of her successful husband Randy, two sons - the teenager Kurt and the little Brian, and one teenager daughter - Lauren. Danika is disturbed and near a breakdown, having dark and terrifying nightmares and daydreams; distracted in her work and consequently committing mistakes; and under psychiatric treatment with Dr. Evelyn. Her problems originated when her husband cheated on her with the nanny of their children, breaking her confidence in him. The lack of attention caused by her disturbed mind leads her family into tragedy. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rated R for violence, language, some sexual content and a scene of drug use | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 June 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Даника See more »

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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Craig Bierko joined the cast the day before shooting began, replacing the original actor cast as Randy. See more »

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In the soccer scene, the bench where Danika and Lauren are sitting can be seen to be empty as Brian runs toward it. See more »

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References Daredevil (2003) See more »

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Black Dirt
Written by Michael Baiardi & Emile Millar
Published by Soundfile Publishing
Performed by Emile Millar
Produced by Michael Baiardi
Courtesy Of Soundfile Records
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huh?
11 July 2007 | by CineCritic2517See all my reviews

There are numerous movies out there that handle psychosis and paranoia and some of them handle it pretty well. Danika most certainly does not.

The only way you could defend the setup of the movie is by saying that we as viewers see the world through the eyes of the disturbed Danika. Well, after 30 minutes of that, it becomes pretty annoying and tedious.

At first I thought the movie was setup to make it hard to follow what was happening. But in the end there was nothing connecting to anything in it. Non of the plot-points that were introduced during the repetitive scenes had any relevance to the eventual end of the movie. And the result is a viewer who is left feeling like a fool.

I believe that it was the directors intend to let the audience be unaware of what was real and what wasn't. But the moments of unclarity were too obvious to achieve that effect.

This movie has not much to show for besides a woman and her delusions. It is devoid of plot, impressive special effects or memorable acting.

Not recommended.


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