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Maladies (2012)

TV-14 | | Drama | 29 June 2012 (Brazil)
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A talented and successful actor retires at a young age due to a perceived mental illness. Now living in a small town with his deranged sister and his best friend, we watch as their Maladies intertwine.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Franco ... James
Catherine Keener ... Catherine
Fallon Goodson ... Patricia
David Strathairn ... Delmar
Alan Cumming ... Alan
Ken Scott ... Narrator (voice)
Mary Beth Peil ... Blind Woman
Ben George Ben George ... Policeman
Carter Carter ... Officer Carter
Jermaine Crawford ... Teenager
Vince Jolivette Vince Jolivette ... Officer Jolivette
Jon Prescott ... Prescott
Jean Carter Jean Carter ... Lady in Diner
Bob Zelnick Bob Zelnick ... Mr. Zelnick
Julie Sharbutt ... Drugstore Soda Jerk
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A talented and successful actor retires at a young age due to a perceived mental illness. Now living in a small town with his deranged sister and his best friend, we watch as their Maladies intertwine.

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Drama

Certificate:

TV-14

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 June 2012 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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During the movie's early development stage, James Franco, who plays an actor who had formerly been on a soap opera, became interested in really appearing on a soap opera. The result was his guest stint on General Hospital (1963) in 2010. See more »

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Referenced in General Hospital: Episode #1.11968 (2010) See more »

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Written and Produced by J. Ralph
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Stranger than movies
3 August 2013 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

This is seriously strange and tough to vote for on any scale. But it did touch a nerve with me. James Franco is incredible in the main role. The characters and the story make "sense" (maybe not in the traditional sense, but they do). It all fits together even when the movie seems to go in a completely different direction.

There is a story, but there are also bits and pieces that somehow do not make any sense. But the actors make this work. Like all the relationships in the movie are not really complicated, but it is told in such a fashion that it doesn't really feel like something you've seen before. I thought this was a good thing. I liked most of the ideas on display here (though there are obvious flaws too of course). If you can let yourself, you may be able to enjoy it too (if you are into these kind of movies that is)


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