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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.

Director:

Josephine Decker

Writers:

Josephine Decker, Gail Segal (story consultant) | 3 more credits »
5 wins & 31 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Helena Howard ... Madeline
Miranda July ... Regina
Molly Parker ... Evangeline
Okwui Okpokwasili Okwui Okpokwasili ... Nurse / KK
Sunita Mani ... Assistant Max
Eva Steinmetz Eva Steinmetz ... Claire / Woman in Pig Mask
Felipe Bonilla Felipe Bonilla ... Santos / Cousin Elmer
Lolo Haha Lolo Haha ... Aart
Jorge Torres-Torres Jorge Torres-Torres ... Alejandro / Craps
Lisa Tharps ... Laura
Dana Eskelson ... Lamo
Sophie Traub ... Hollie / Dr. French
Charlotte Hornsby ... Charlotte
Jaron Elijah Hopkins ... Damon
Jamal Batts Jamal Batts ... Jamal
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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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Quotes

[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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Connections

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Evil N*****
Written by Julius Eastman
Performed by Julius Eastman, Janet Kattas, Patricia Martin and Frank Ferko
Courtesy of Anthology of Recorded Music, Inc. / New World Records
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Pretty good
21 July 2018 | by frasaySee all my reviews

I disagree with the 1 Star review who says this movie has no reason to exist. Everyone is different right? I'd say mental illness is one of the more worthy themes to explore in a film. It's really well edited and shot. It's got some laughs. It's a bit erratic and dark and anxious, like the main character. The music and sound design is great. I'd say the 3 principal characters (Madeleine, her mum, the director) all give performances worthy of an Oscar nom. Yep, it's got an experimental vibe, it's kinda weird, but it's not eraserhead weird. Enjoy.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 August 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,009, 12 August 2018

Gross USA:

$185,576

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$197,309
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1.78 : 1
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