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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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Referenced in Granada Reports: 9 March 2020: Evening Bulletin (2020) See more »

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Lacks impact.
10 June 2020 | by Victor_FallonSee all my reviews

It begins well with Juno Temple playing an introverted creative who meets Simon Pegg, an extroverted producer. An interesting friendship begins and the audience is wondering if it will result in success, betrayal or failure. Nice.

She then quickly learns of his mental health problems and Pegg's character does a lightning-fast switcheroo into jumble of weak dialogue and fairly generic 'crazy talk'. This is not to say that people with mental health issues don't often share similar problems (hearing transmissions, grand conspiracy, etc.) but those problems seem to be indulged here for no particular reason. The rest of the movie languishes on his deterioration and we're not entirely sure why Juno's character is the one we're supposed to be following. It then dissolves into various critiques of health and public services, which Juno's character is often reduced to spectating.

The acting is fairly decent throughout, though Pegg feels miscast and struggles with some of the material. He's usually good at sincerity, but feels out of place here (and not in a thematic way).

Despite its agreeable message, it is a movie that lacks a strong story and treats its handful of characters far too gently.


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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 March 2020 (USA) See more »

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