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Madeline's Madeline (2018)

Unrated | | Drama, Mystery, Thriller | 10 August 2018 (USA)
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A theatre director's latest project takes on a life of its own when her young star takes her performance too seriously.

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Josephine Decker

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Josephine Decker, Gail Segal (story consultant) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Helena Howard ... Madeline
Miranda July ... Regina
Molly Parker ... Evangeline
Okwui Okpokwasili Okwui Okpokwasili ... Nurse, KK
Sunita Mani ... Assistant Max
Felipe Bonilla Felipe Bonilla ... Santos, Cousin Elmer
Lisa Tharps ... Laura
Curtiss Cook ... George
Reynaldo Piniella ... Jaime
Myra Lucretia Taylor Myra Lucretia Taylor ... Kaila
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jamal Batts Jamal Batts ... Jamal
Blake Baumgartner ... Mariana
Julee Cerda ... Carrie
Isolde Chae-Lawrence Isolde Chae-Lawrence ... Costume Designer at Photo Shoot
Marie Check ... Child Relative
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A theatre director's latest project takes on a life of its own when her young star takes her performance too seriously.

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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

10 August 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Movie No. 1 See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$18,009, 12 August 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$183,537, 4 October 2018
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1.78 : 1
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[first lines]
Nurse, KK: The emotions you are having are not your own. They are someone else's. You are not the cat. You are inside the cat.
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A unique perspective on mental illness and mother/daughter relationships
31 July 2018 | by donnellymattSee all my reviews

I definitely did not find this to be one of the most bizarre and incomprehensible films I've ever seen. It just happens to be coming from a unique perspective and requires a bit of focus.

All three lead performances are incredible, I agree with a previous comment that they're all Oscar worthy. Certainly, Helena Howard is a force and in my book gives one of the best performances I've seen this year. She has an incredibly bright future ahead of her and I look forward to seeing more of her.

I just love the way Josephine Decker's mind works. I've enjoyed her previous films and they seem to just get better with each release. Cinematography, pacing, narrative, performances, sound design; all of the elements here are intricate and purposeful and captured with precision.

I can understand someone not enjoying the film because it is not a straight forward drama, it's brimming with anxiety and confusion and youthful naiveté (all of which are there for good reason) and does require a certain level of dedication as a viewer, but if you can give it a chance and take the time to digest the emotional roller coaster that is Madelin'e mind I think you'll be happy you did.


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