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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.


Katherine Brooks





Credited cast:
Elisabeth Shue ... Dr. Elizabeth Barnes
Imogen Poots ... Alexis
Will Patton ... Mr. Walker
Taryn Manning ... Margaret
Frances Conroy ... Dolly
Sarah Roemer ... Madison Walker
Wendy Glenn ... Angel
Erin Kelly ... Grace
Shanna Forrestall ... Mental Hospital Nurse
Alec Rayme ... Prison Guard
McKinley Freeman ... Henry
Dominique DuVernay ... Pedestrian
Douglas M. Griffin ... John
Victoria Staley ... Young Blonde Girl
Samantha Beaulieu ... Shante


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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Out of the dark, light can come.
3 May 2011 | by nancpvSee all my reviews

When I first heard about Waking Madison, I was skeptical. I knew it was related to mental illness and what is or isn't considered reality. I expected a really "out there" film, one that I would struggle to understand. What ended up being my reality was quite a surprise. As someone that works in the mental health field with people dealing with trauma, I was captivated by the characters and the story line. What I thought was taking place, ended up being a twist which to me makes a film great. This is the writer and producer's story. It is a story of torment as the young woman searches for help. It is a story of resilience and hope. I believe there are parts that live inside of each of us that can be destructive, but there are parts that can strengthen us as well. I would recommend that anyone that sees Waking Madison watch the entire film to see the outcome that is unexpected. The actors were phenomenal as well as the location and art. As I believe, also, there is beauty in the darkness. Out of the darkness in this story, comes the light of life.

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Release Date:

2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Curse on 1140 Royal Street See more »

Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA


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$3,500,000 (estimated)
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