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Sucker Punch (2011)

PG-13 | | Action, Fantasy | 25 March 2011 (USA)
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A young girl is institutionalized by her abusive stepfather, retreating to an alternative reality as a coping strategy, envisioning a plan to help her escape.

Director:

Zack Snyder

Writers:

Zack Snyder (screenplay), Steve Shibuya (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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1 win & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Emily Browning ... Babydoll
Abbie Cornish ... Sweet Pea
Jena Malone ... Rocket
Vanessa Hudgens ... Blondie
Jamie Chung ... Amber
Carla Gugino ... Dr. Vera Gorski
Oscar Isaac ... Blue Jones
Jon Hamm ... High Roller / Doctor
Scott Glenn ... Wise Man
Richard Cetrone ... CJ
Gerard Plunkett ... Stepfather
Malcolm Scott ... The Cook
Ron Selmour ... Danforth
A.C. Peterson ... Mayor / Lighter Orderly (as AC Peterson)
Revard Dufresne Revard Dufresne ... Big Boss Thug / Orderly #3
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Storyline

A young girl (Baby Doll) is locked away in a mental asylum by her abusive stepfather where she will undergo a lobotomy in five days' time. Faced with unimaginable odds, she retreats to a fantastical world in her imagination where she and four other female inmates at the asylum, plot to escape the facility. The lines between reality and fantasy blur as Baby Doll and her four companions, as well as a mysterious guide, fight to retrieve the five items they need that will allow them to break free from their captors before it's too late... Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

A mind bending vision of reality from the director of Watchmen & 300. See more »

Genres:

Action | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic material involving sexuality, violence and combat sequences, and for language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

25 March 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sucker Punch: The IMAX Experience See more »

Filming Locations:

British Columbia, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$82,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,058,199, 27 March 2011, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$36,392,502, 26 May 2011

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$89,792,502, 31 December 2011
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (extended cut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Emily Browning sang three of the songs featured in the film: "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)" at the beginning of the movie; "Asleep" which plays while Babydoll is crying in the bathroom; and she is featured on the track "Where is My Mind?" by Yoav. See more »

Goofs

A man grabs an old-style metal canister fire extinguisher and immediately begins spraying the fire with it. These extinguishers had to be inverted and the charging pin on top banged on the floor to activate the chemicals and create spraying pressure. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Sweet Pea: Everyone has an Angel. A Guardian who watches over us. We can't know what form they'll take. One day, old man. Next day, little girl. But don't let appearances fool you, they can be as fierce as any dragon. Yet they're not here to fight our battles, but to whisper from our heart. Reminding that it's us. Its everyone of us who holds power over the world we create.
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Crazy Credits

The Warner Bros and Legendary Pictures logos appear on a stage curtain, with the curtain rising to reveal each logo. A brief narrative precedes the Warner Bros logo appearing. See more »

Alternate Versions

There is an extended cut that is 18 minutes longer than the theatrical cut only available on Blu-ray. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Midnight Movie Review: Worst 10 Films of 2011 (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Tomorrow Never Knows
Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
Produced by Marius De Vries and Tyler Bates
Performed by Alison Mosshart and Carla Azar
Alison Mosshart appears courtesy of Domino Recording Co.
Carla Azar appears courtesy of TBD Records and ATP Records
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Put your thinking cap on
25 March 2011 | by s272112See all my reviews

I have been absolutely pumped for this movie since I first saw the trailer for it last summer. I'm fresh from viewing it, and I have to say that it's not quite what I expected, though not necessarily in a bad way. To those who haven't seen it, two words: Do it. But be open to the fact that it will almost certainly not be exactly what you expect. Although it looks like a somewhat mindless kick ass, eye candy flick, don't be fooled: there is a pretty good story here, and its deeper than your first impression of it will be, also. Oh, and don't try and predict the ending.

After you watch it, you will need to process what actually happened, but put your thinking cap on- because its deeper than you think.

All in all, the acting was good enough (though it didn't blow my mind), the visuals are stellar (did blow my mind) and the soundtrack is amazing (where is my mind?). Definitely worth seeing. 8/10


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