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Fractured (2015)

TV-14 | | Drama, Horror, Thriller | 17 April 2015 (USA)
May Oster, played by Athena Lebessis, is a beautiful, pensive, somber woman in her mid twenties; a beautiful woman that discovers her boyfriend's bloody scarf in her apartment following a ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Eric Roberts ... Dr. Jason Ballard
Jake Busey ... Detective James Harding
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Reima Abouarabi Reima Abouarabi ... Doctor
Shena Adl Shena Adl ... Barbara
Tamer Alwerfalli Tamer Alwerfalli ... Cop (as Tamer Werfali)
Bianca Binno Bianca Binno ... Maria
Eric Brakke Eric Brakke ... Music School Student
Zack Brakke Zack Brakke ... Music school kid extra
Ariel M. Carlson ... Bella
Joshua P. Cousineau Joshua P. Cousineau ... Brad (as Josh Cousineau)
Jessica Flowers Jessica Flowers ... Jade Bellows
Mia Loring Ivory Mia Loring Ivory ... Music Student
Patrick Jirjees Patrick Jirjees ... Doctor
Pauline Ann Johnson Pauline Ann Johnson ... Nurse
Tim Kaiser ... Doctor
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May Oster, played by Athena Lebessis, is a beautiful, pensive, somber woman in her mid twenties; a beautiful woman that discovers her boyfriend's bloody scarf in her apartment following a black-out episode. This unearthed white scarf covered in crimson drives May to attempt suicide. May is taken to a psychiatric ward under the care and influence of Dr. Ballard, a fifty-eight year old psychiatrist/acclaimed author, played by Eric Roberts. May is immediately thrown into seclusion. Detective James Harding, played by Jake Busey, appears to question May about a horrific murder. This questioning thrusts May into narrating an in-depth story about an unnamed woman's involvement with unsavory characters leading to multiple murders. Will May regain her sanity, restore her normal life and unravel the mystery of her true love? Only time will tell. Written by Anonymous

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You heard nothing, you saw nothing.

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As laughably bad as low budget telenovela
20 April 2015 | by quincytheodoreSee all my reviews

There are probably two appeals Fractured has to lure audience; the comedy and eye candy. It is amazing how abysmal the production value is, some short clips from Youtube are better than this wreck. Shoddy camera work, juvenile writing and the plastic acting will erase any glint of horror, if there's any to begin with. There's always the use of attractive females for thriller, mainly they are dressed in skimpy outfits or tank tops. Fractured has nearly all ladies cast, it's ridiculous and highly improbable. Chances are audience would not be able to take it seriously, let alone invest on the horror.

Story revolves around May, a young and troubled girl. She has previously tried to commit suicide and is now in the care of Dr. Jason Ballard (Eric Roberts). Plot is hectic as the movie tries to introduce a group of equally confused young women, but their acting is incredibly and agonizingly bad. May looks really silly and rigid, her reactions are downright atrocious. At times, it's unclear if she's stammering, crying or laughing.

The rest of the women are also bordering on overacting. Every girl in the kind doctor's house wear revealing outfits, even the maid and wife. It's just awkward and lacking any direction. Script is horrible as it uses melodramatic speech like teeny diary. The way they are delivered make afternoon telenovela looks like Academy Award material. Not to mention there's heavy innuendo throughout the movie, fright is the least of its goal.

It also has the luxury of awful camera work. Scenes are shaky and out of focus. There's barely any suspense to speak of, the usual amateurish practical effect or random whispering cannot be considered thrill. The film attempts to use psychology as an anchor and it also gives a few twists, but these are basic at best. Audiences might be numbed by the time they reach the halfway mark, and there's more painful spectacle ahead.

Fractured is a horror flick that is more humorous than frightening, if it's meant to be a horror at all.


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