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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 »
5 wins & 29 nominations. See more awards »

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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
Eston Clare Jr. Eston Clare Jr. ... Dean
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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:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 August 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Movie No. 1 See more »

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Box Office

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
3 September 2018 | by Gresh854See all my reviews

If Helena Howard-who plays the main character, Madeline-doesn't get nominated for an academy award, we boycott. She by far gives the most visceral performance of the year right next to Hereditary's Toni Collette's. She is seriously someone to look forward to in the near future of cinema. She's a hidden talent that's career just got its blossoming. You feel psychotic throughout this. You really do. You feel as if you are in the head of this mentally ill character Madeline, and you begin to come to terms with her in-visionary perspective behind her life, and the beauty but also the terror within it. I've never seen a film approach such a fascinating charactorial perspective. Film enthusiasts should be encouraged to study such a unparalleled take on "point of view." Of course, the filmmaking is exquisite in its own unusual design. It's dreamy, dozey, and surreal, and I adored it. Like a natural high. If you want me to mention any flaws, I guess the pacing is a bit droog (it's kind of a b at times). It's hard to stay focused all the time since the story-I don't want to say doesn't go anywhere-takes a while before its resolutions are presented. Besides this (and maybe some nitpicks with the finale that I won't get into it) this doesn't contradict how mesmeric the experience was. It's hard to rate this one, since I'm a bit conflicted with what I have watched-there's really nothing like it; it's undoubtably the most experimental film of the year-but in terms of the filmmaking power and the overall core themes/matter that had me in this film's grasp, I feel somewhat comfortable giving these aspects of Madeline's Madeline: (Verdict: A-)


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