Five medical students, obsessed by what lies beyond the confines of life, embark on a daring experiment: by stopping their hearts for short periods, each triggers a near-death experience - giving them a firsthand account of the afterlife.
A medical student, Courtney, is obsessed with the idea of the afterlife, wanting to find out what happens after death. She invites fellow students Jamie and Sophia to join her in an experiment, in an unused hospital room: using defibrillation to stop her heart for sixty seconds whilst recording her brain, and then reviving her. She assures them they would not be held responsible for any accidents. Sophia is against this, but Jamie does it anyway. After sixty seconds, they panic as they are unable to revive her, but eventually manage to with the help of fellow student Ray. Later, Marlo, a rival of Ray, arrives and learns of the experiment..
The lunchroom where Courtney invites Jamie to meet her in the sub basement is located in Burwash Dining hall which is the second oldest of the residence buildings at Toronto's Victoria College. It's located at 73 Queen's Park Crescent. Many famous alum have eaten there including the father of Kiefer Sutherland, Donald who attended University of Toronto. Kiefer appeared in both Flatliner movies in 1990 and 2017. See more »
A written statement would in no manner absolve the residents from deaths performing the "flatliner" experiment. Courtney writing one after stealing the Propifol to perform the experiment on herself would simply make the people assisting her complicit with several crimes, up to and including her death. See more »
Hear me out: The film wasn't the best thing ever and quite predictable, but it was watchable and I have definitely seen worse. Having never watching the original, i actually didn't know it was a 'horror' so that was a surprise.
I love Ellen Page and her acting continued excellent in this movie.
If you're still on the fence about watching it, just watch it once and ignore the reviews like I did and I heavily base my watches on reviews. I quite enjoyed it even though I probably won't watch it again.. it was still worth a try.
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