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Painkillers (2018)

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Plagued by guilt following the death of his son in a car crash, John Clarke, a brilliant surgeon comes to realize that the only thing that can ease his pain is the taste of human blood.

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Roxy Shih

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Giles Daoust
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Credited cast:
Madeline Zima ... Chloe Clarke
Mischa Barton ... The Girl / Sarah Mendelsohn
Naomi Grossman ... Nurse Sheralyn
Debra Wilson ... Gail Konrad
Grant Bowler ... Herb Morris
Maria Olsen ... Carla Franken
Adam Huss ... John Clarke
Kim Estes ... Reporter #1
Tate Birchmore ... Brian
James Logan ... Jack Crane
Anthony Ma ... Dealer
Nicole Reddinger ... Make Out Girl
Brandy Redd Brandy Redd ... Hooker
Stephen Wastell ... Bartender
Ana Harrison ... Reporter #2
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Plagued by guilt following the death of his son in a car crash, John Clarke, a brilliant surgeon comes to realize that the only thing that can ease his pain is the taste of human blood.

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Belgium

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31 January 2019 (USA) See more »

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Addiction sucks
10 March 2019 | by moviefansmeSee all my reviews

This movie sounds interesting but is just so mediocre. The plot synopsis might sound like a horror movie, but it's a drama, could be a TV movie of the week (back when that was a thing): John's addicted, watch his life fall apart, albeit in unusual circumstances. Never mind that his addiction is a doozy that no suburban rehab is going to fix, the potentially novel setup rapidly becomes melodramatic. The story so desperately wants to say something but in the end just meanders through the paces-John not knowing what to do, his friends not helping him, and help coming from the wrong places.

This movie has decent resources-budget, cast, locations-and does so little with it. Many of the set designs were poor, the costuming was off, the characters were unbelievable because the actors had so little to work with. The poster boasts a "special appearance by Mischa Barton" that's nothing special; her agent must've gotten her a hell of a deal for that billing. This must've seemed like a promising project but it just never came together. It was nice to see Madeline Zima from Californication in another role, too bad it was in this.


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