When patients' rights lawyer Colette Hughes goes to meet her new client, Eleanor Riese, a patient in the psychiatric unit of a San Francisco hospital, she has no idea that besides taking on... See full summary »

Director:

Bille August

Writer:

Mark Bruce Rosin (as Mark Rosin)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Helena Bonham Carter ... Eleanor Riese
Hilary Swank ... Colette Hughes
Jeffrey Tambor ... Mort Cohen
Anneika Rose ... Margie
Douglas Reith ... Judge Raymonf
Michael Culkin ... Judge Farelly
Johan Heldenbergh ... Robert
Vincent Riotta ... James Adams
Tim Plester ... Robbie
Jonathan Kerrigan ... Dr. Bardy
Richard Riddell ... Arno
Doreen Mantle ... Eleanor's Mother
Florence Bell Florence Bell ... Karen Winkle
Tim Ahern ... Radio Host
AnnaCorey ... Tiff - Jogger
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When patients' rights lawyer Colette Hughes goes to meet her new client, Eleanor Riese, a patient in the psychiatric unit of a San Francisco hospital, she has no idea that besides taking on an uphill legal battle to improve treatment for mental patients in hospitals, she is meeting a woman who will make it her mission to transform Colette's workaholic life.

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Genres:

Biography | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some thematic elements/disturbing images | See all certifications »

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Colette Hughes continued advocating for clients with disabilities. Following Eleanor's wishes, she increased her focus on protecting the rights of patients being restrained in isolation. See more »

Goofs

During one scene of this film set in the 1980s, a jogger is running through a park in a Pistons #33, the jersey of Grant Hill--who didn't start playing until 1994. See more »

Quotes

Colette Hughes: You know, Eleanor, you are not gravely disabled, you're gravely obnoxious.
Eleanor Riese: [laughs out loud] That was a good one.
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Courage with a capitol C
9 April 2019 | by iwapghSee all my reviews

I watched this movie with more than 65 Patients Rights Advocates at our annual CAMHPRA meeting. We thank you all for making the film, it reaffirms our passion for the struggle of Patient Rights and their Civil Rights The Actors should be given awards and in my opinion big abrazos for protraying Eleanor and Collette and Mort (RIP we miss you so much). and for bringing to light an issue that everyone takes for granted. We know the battle was long and heart breaking but we thank you for the end results. We may not always win but when we win our clients win big. Please watch the film. Please support the mentally ill, we all break at one time or another and we need to support each other. I highly recommend this film Gloria h/fresno


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Country:

Germany | Belgium

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 May 2018 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Eleanor and Colett See more »

Filming Locations:

San Francisco, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

EUR7,500,000 (estimated)
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