After the death of her husband, Dr. Cara Harding's faith in God has been shaken, but not her belief in science. In an attempt to get her more open to accepting unexplainable psychiatric theories, her father introduces her to Adam, a patient with multiple personalities who also takes on some of the physical characteristics of his other personalities. But Cara quickly discovers that his other personalities were murder victims and the more she finds out about Adam and his past, the closer she and her loved ones are to becoming murder victims themselves.Written by
In the scene where Julianne Moore's character picks up her daughter from her brother's (approximately 17-18 minutes in) there is a poster for "The Night of the Living Dead" (1968) on the wall of the brother's apartment. Both films were filmed in and around the city of Pittsburgh, PA. See more »
Cara says that Adam was diagnosed as having "multiple personality syndrome" by her father, when its correct name is dissociative identity disorder. See more »
Do you ever have emotions that you can't explain? Have you ever lost control of these emotions? Do these emotions have a name? These were the first three questions that Dr. Malison asked of Joesph Kinkirk, just six hours after his arrest. To which Kinkirk answered: yes, yes, and Henry.
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I can't easily recall a movie that started better and ended worse.
During the first few minutes, I kept thinking, "Man! what are all the negative reviews about?" The camera-work was not only good, but stylish and captivating. The framing, the acting, the dialogue, the plot — everything was firing on all cylinders. It had interesting characters with real relationships who said things that made sense, whose lines were delivered by actors who could act...
And then the darned thing just went off the rails. The more Julianne Moore's character went off on her own investigations, the more meandering and "Huh?" the story became. Then by the last half-hour or so, you're just waiting for the whole thing to be over. You've lost hope that it will make sense. Which is good. Because it doesn't.
Pity. It had all the elements for a really first-rate movie; but instead of coming together to form a coherent whole, they all scattered and left the viewer gasping for sense.
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