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Stonehearst Asylum (2014)

Eliza Graves (original title)
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An Oxford graduate takes up a job in a mental asylum, only to discover that the "revolutionary" new treatments are inhumane, and that there is more going on than meets the eye.

Director:

Brad Anderson

Writers:

Edgar Allan Poe (based on a short story by), Joe Gangemi (screenplay by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kate Beckinsale ... Eliza Graves
Jim Sturgess ... Edward Newgate
David Thewlis ... Mickey Finn
Brendan Gleeson ... The Alienist
Ben Kingsley ... Silas Lamb
Michael Caine ... Benjamin Salt
Jason Flemyng ... Swanwick
Sophie Kennedy Clark ... Millie
Sinéad Cusack ... Mrs. Pike
Edmund Kingsley ... Charles Graves
Robert Hands Robert Hands ... Elegant Lady
Ciara Flynn ... Farmer's Daughter
Christopher Fulford ... Paxton
Andrew Dallmeyer Andrew Dallmeyer ... Jeremiah
Guillaume Delaunay ... Arthur Timbs
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Storyline

A couple of days before 1899 Christmas, the Oxford new graduate Dr. Edward Newgate arrives at the Stonehearst Asylum to complete training for his specialty of asylum medicine. He is met by armed men who take him to Dr. Silas Lamb, who welcomes his help and takes him under his wing. Edward is shocked to see the methods that Dr. Lamb uses to run this asylum. He becomes infatuated with Eliza Graves, one of the patients who is a lady of status and does not seem to belong. One night, Edward overhears a knocking from the bowels of the facility and is shocked to find that everything is not as it seems in this place and that his uneasy feelings may be justified. What will Edward Choose? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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No one is what they seem.

Genres:

Drama | Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for disturbing and violent images, sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Sir Michael Caine and Sir Ben Kingsley starred in Without a Clue (1988). See more »

Goofs

During the final scene in which Eliza plays piano at the new Asylum in Italy, she does not wear a wedding ring. However, from when she stands up and dances with 'Edward', one is visible. See more »

Quotes

Edward Newgate: Misery has a way of clarifying one's convictions.
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Version of Lunacy (2005) See more »

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Comin' Thro' The Rye
Traditional, Poem by Robert Burns
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Courtesy of Moidart Music
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Great cast and entertaining
28 October 2014 | by kandnmorganSee all my reviews

Great acting from an impressive cast.

Yes the story is based on a Poe story, but instead of finding it eerie I found myself laughing out loud at some parts,(maybe that's just me).

If you haven't seen the trailer then all the better, a few twists and turns become apparent about 30mins into the film. But there is more to it so don't feel disappointed.

In general an entertaining film about lunatics and an asylum, set in a Gothic era, the cast really do bring a lot to this film.

Ben Kingsley imparticular brings so much to his character.

I give it a good 7.5 out of 10


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 October 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Stonehearst Asylum See more »

Filming Locations:

Bulgaria See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,478,806
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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