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A Cure for Wellness (2016)

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An ambitious young executive is sent to retrieve his company's CEO from an idyllic but mysterious "wellness center" at a remote location in the Swiss Alps, but soon suspects that the spa's treatments are not what they seem.

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An ambitious young executive is sent to retrieve his company's CEO from an idyllic but mysterious "wellness center" at a remote location in the Swiss Alps. He soon suspects that the spa's miraculous treatments are not what they seem. When he begins to unravel its terrifying secrets, his sanity is tested, as he finds himself diagnosed with the same curious illness that keeps all the guests here longing for the cure. Written by 20th Century Fox

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There is a cure. See more »


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Rated R for disturbing violent content and images, sexual content including an assault, graphic nudity, and language | See all certifications »

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Also Known As:

La cura siniestra  »

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Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,356,941, 19 February 2017, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$8,106,986, 23 March 2017

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$26,559,557, 23 March 2017
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Originally, Hans Zimmer was attached to compose the music for this film but he dropped out to focus on Dunkirk (2017). He was replaced by Benjamin Wallfisch. See more »

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It is said that the baron used his serfs for medical experiments. However serfdom has been abolished in Switzerland not later then 1798, with the introduction of the Helvetic Republic. In the canton Graubünden, where the play is placed, it has virtually ceased to exist in the 16. century. See more »

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[first lines]
Lockhart: [on the phone] No, we can not touch the munis, we use them as collateral for a leveraged equity position in Cisco. Never mind, take everything out of First National, move it over to Banyon.
Josh: Wait, you mean Delaware, I thought that was dead.
Lockhart: That's resurrected, we need to clean up the Reynolds account in case those fucks at AML decide to do their job.
Josh: Are you sure about that?
Lockhart: Nothing on email. Move everything back on Monday... You paying attention?
Josh: Yeah, yeah, I am.
Conductor: Tickets?
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Referenced in Midnight Screenings: A Cure for Wellness (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68: Pastoral II. Andante Molto Mosso
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performed by the London Symphony Orchestra, Conducted by Josef Krips
Courtesy of Countdown Media
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Visually gorgeous, but a lazy screenplay holds it back from greatness.
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Gore Verbinski has created a visually splendid thriller/horror film, which creates a wonderfully foreboding atmosphere. However, what could have been a great film is marred by a convoluted screenplay that falls to pieces in its final act, and is riddled with plot holes. I waited patiently for all the pieces of the puzzle to fall into place (and with the running time approaching 2 and a half hours, it's quite a wait), yet ultimately I was left somewhat confused and underwhelmed by how it all played out.

I still recommend it for the wonderful cinematography and chilling atmosphere. But with some liberal editing and a tighter screenplay we could have had a real classic on our hands. Shame.


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