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The Institute (2017)

R | | Thriller | 3 March 2017 (USA)
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In 19th century Baltimore, a girl stricken with grief from her parents' untimely death voluntarily checks herself into the Rosewood Institute, and is subjected to bizarre and increasingly ... See full summary »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Allie Gallerani Allie Gallerani ... Isabel Porter
James Franco ... Dr. Cairn
Joe Pease ... Roderick Porter
Scott Haze ... Gunther
Lori Singer ... Madame Werner
Amber Coney ... Margaret
Val Lauren ... Dr. Jacobs
Zoë Bleu Sidel Zoë Bleu Sidel ... Lucy (as Zoe Bleu)
Gabrielle Haugh ... Allison
Pamela Anderson ... Ann Williams
Cynthia Murell ... Clara Barnes
Tim Blake Nelson ... Dr. Lemelle
Topher Grace ... Vincent
Eric Roberts ... Dr. Torrington
Ben Youcef ... Arthur Turner
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In 19th century Baltimore, a girl stricken with grief from her parents' untimely death voluntarily checks herself into the Rosewood Institute, and is subjected to bizarre and increasingly violent pseudo-scientific experiments in personality modification, brainwashing and mind control; she must escape the clutches of the Rosewood and exact her revenge. Written by Momentum Pictures

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Rated R for disturbing content/bloody violence, and graphic nudity | See all certifications »
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USA

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English

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3 March 2017 (USA) See more »

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Institut See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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The main character has obvious bikini tan lines during the ritual. See more »

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Referenced in Half in the Bag: The Disaster Artist (2017) See more »

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Is this a joke?
30 May 2017 | by luwaltherSee all my reviews

Is this movie for real? Couldn't bear to watch it until the end, that's how boring it is. But what really made me sit down and write this review was not its tedious pace, unoriginal storyline, unconvincing acting or hideous lighting, but the feeling that, at any minute, one of the actors (specially James Franco) might look right into the camera and say something like "are you still watching this?! You've been pranked!". Well, at least that would have been original and more in line with what I would expect from Franco, although I would feel like an idiot. But no. I don't think there must have been any reveal of the sort after I stopped watching. There is no explanation or excuse for how bad this movie is. I would feel even more like an idiot if I went on watching it any further.


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