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Waking Madison (2010)

R | | Drama | 2010 (USA)
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A woman suffering from multiple personality disorder tries to piece back together her life.

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Katherine Brooks
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Credited cast:
Imogen Poots ... Alexis
Elisabeth Shue ... Dr. Elizabeth Barnes
Taryn Manning ... Margaret
Frances Conroy ... Dolly
Sarah Roemer ... Madison Walker
Will Patton ... Mr. Walker
Wendy Glenn ... Angel
Erin Kelly ... Grace
Dominique DuVernay ... Pedestrian
Shanna Forrestall ... Mental Hospital Nurse
Victoria Staley ... Young Blonde Girl
Alec Rayme ... Prison Guard
McKinley Freeman ... Henry
Samantha Beaulieu ... Shante
Douglas M. Griffin ... John
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In New Orleans, Madison Walker suffers from dissociative identity disorder (DID) and tries to commit suicide. She is treated together with other patients by the psychologist Dr. Elizabeth Barnes. Madison has an estranged mother, who is a religious fanatic woman, and her father was neglectful with her when she was younger. When Madison leaves the psychiatric hospital, she goes to her old apartment. Then she decides to lock herself in the apartment for thirty day expecting to find why she is so messed up since she has neither friend not a job. On the 30th day, Madison makes an important discovery about Dr. Barnes and her patients. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Tha name of the main character, Madison, wasn't used as a girl's name until the movie Splash (1984) came out, when it subsequently became one of the most popular baby names in the USA. See more »

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Referenced in Rewind This! (2013) See more »

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Your Love
Written by Emily Raiher
Vocals and Keyboards by Emily Raiher
Bass played by Rob Evans
Guitar played by Phil Ratcliffe
Drums programmed by Rob Evans
Produced by Rob Evans
courtesy of Emily Raiher
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Brilliant drama from director Katherine Brooks
16 July 2011 | by ignots7-1See all my reviews

Waking Madison is a brilliant film, from the acting, to the story, to the cinematography. New Orleans provides the perfect backdrop to tell the story of Madison, a girl who, after a suicide attempt, locks herself in her apartment for 30 days to try and deal with her inner demons.

This story feels so real and true that you cannot help but to be drawn in and feel connected. Through the movie, you feel hurt and lost and confused right along with Madison. There are many psychological twists and turns and soon you become lost in her world, just like she is.

This movie is amazingly directed and filmed. There are so many hints and clues and tiny pieces that all come together in the end, you will be left amazed. Definitely one you will want to watch over and over, and you will pick up new things every time you do. This is the kind if movie that makes you think...

Director Katherine Brooks really outdid herself with Waking Madison. It is a must see movie, if I've ever seen one. <3


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Curse on 1140 Royal Street See more »

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New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

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