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Lost Transmissions (2019)

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When an acclaimed music producer goes off his medication for schizophrenia, his friends chase him though the LA music scene to help commit him to a psychiatric hospital, revealing the troubling inadequacies of our mental health care system.

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Katharine O'Brien
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Juno Temple ... Hannah
Simon Pegg ... Theo Ross
Rebecca Hazlewood ... Rachel
Daisy Bishop ... Frankie
Jamie Harris ... Angus
Grant Harvey ... Troy
Danny Ramirez ... Jake
Robert Schwartzman ... Darron
Alexandra Daddario ... Dana Lee
Jacob Loeb ... Derek
Mickey Schiff ... d'Artagnan
Andres Faucher Andres Faucher ... Rudy
Charles Boothe Charles Boothe ... Attendant
Reef Karim ... Dr. Klopek
Anthony Rossomando ... Dana Lee's Producer
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Hannah, a shy songwriter, discovers that her friend, respected record producer Theo Ross, has lapsed on his medication for schizophrenia. Hannah rallies a group of friends to help commit Theo to a psychiatric facility, chasing him as he outruns his colorful delusions through the glamour and grit of Los Angeles. From the highs of rock 'n' roll to rock bottom, it's a story of the unsung heroes behind the hits. Written by Lost Transmissions, LLC

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The film deals with schizophrenia and the inadequate methods of mental health professionals on how to treat such symptoms. See more »

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If you have ever tried to help a friend/ family with schizophrenia...
19 July 2020 | by tinidrilcharonSee all my reviews

....then you will relate to this. Shown from the point of view of a woman watching her friend spiral down the cycle of schizophrenia. Juno Temple does an amazing job at showing her confusion at first, then the different stages of trying to get him the help he needs, and sometimes wanting to give up.

Simon Pegg really stands out in this movie, he captures the art of portraying the thoughts that inevitably lead a schizophrenic to going off their meds (anosognosia), the charm they display to make you think it's alright (they can be so damned convincing) and then the absolute random outbursts of hate, violence and/or rambling.

It isn't the most quickpaced movie, but it is a great story. It is hard to fit the entire dimensions of what a relationship with this particular mental illness is like into a movie, but it is definitely a glimpse. And they only touched on it a little, but it is enough to show that there are severe problems in the mental health department in the US. Anyone with a sense of empathy will take something away from this movie.

It is worth noting that the timeline of this can be hard to follow. And it might seem like he is 'suddenly crazy', where in actuality a fair amount of time has passed.

I am however, disappointed that they felt the need to put Alexandra Daddario so much in the forefront. Don't get me wrong, I like her and she did a good job. But her character was not that important. Certainly not enough to put her on the cover. And the confusion of their choice to push her as such a main character in advertising, was distracting.

Summary; A hard story to tell but it is done well by all actors involved. If you like that sort of thing, give it a watch!


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13 March 2020 (USA) See more »

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