Experimenter is based on the true story of famed social psychologist Stanley Milgram, who in 1961 conducted a series of radical behavior experiments that tested ordinary humans' willingness to obey by using electric shock. We follow Milgram, from meeting his wife Sasha through his controversial experiments that sparked public outcry.Written by
Playful, Artsy, Yet Super-Serious Study of a Controversial Academic Study
Science and Psychology in Academia and Art are not usually Associated. But that didn't stop Director Almereyda Painting a Canvas of the Surreal and Expressionistic in telling the Story of the Real-Life Professor Peter Milgram and His now Famous and Controversial, early Sixties 'Experiments" and Study.
What has become Infamous as the "Shock Study" has its Detractors but over Time, as the initial "Shock" of the Methods and the Results were Contemplated and Peer Reviewed, are now mostly Accepted as Valid and Repeatable.
The Film is Straight-Forward about the Study, the Man, and the Repercussions He endured. Verbally, the Script is Played out in typical, Dry, Academics. But the Director Unleashes many Bizarre Backdrops and Heightens the Reality to Absurdity to give the Film a Pleasant, Dreamy, Subconscious Feel as the Textbook Stuff is Explained.
Many well Known and A-List Actors show up throughout the Film for a Scene or two and add some Weight to the already Heavy Subject, but it is the Whimsy of the Wrapping that keeps things Digestible for the Non-Eggheads.
In Other Words, it is made to Entertain as well as Inform. Off-Beat and Self-Conscious, Playful, yet Ultra-Serious, Peter Sarsgaard and Winona Ryder lead this Lecture that Touches on many of the Controversial, Historical outcomes of the Professor's Work that is still being Studied to this Day.
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