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The Swerve (2018)

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A woman with a seemingly ideal life battles insomnia.


Dean Kapsalis


Dean Kapsalis
3 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Azura Skye ... Holly
Bryce Pinkham ... Rob
Ashley Bell ... Claudia
Zach Rand ... Paul
Taen Phillips Taen Phillips ... Ben
Liam Seib ... Lee
Deborah Hedwall ... Beth
Dan Daily ... Frank
Jason Gupton ... Speeding Punk
Lindsay Jackson Lindsay Jackson ... Deli Clerk
Kristine Sorenson Kristine Sorenson ... Doctor
Jenna Marie Hess ... Reading Student
Gretchen Portelles Gretchen Portelles ... Michelle
Chadwick Davilsaint Chadwick Davilsaint ... Jock
Maikel Ramic Maikel Ramic ... Keepaway Bro


Holly seems to have it all: two kids, a nice house, a good job as a teacher, and a husband with his career on the way up. But there are troubling signs that all is not right in her world. The insomnia. The medication for the insomnia. The dreams from the medication for the insomnia. (Are they even dreams?) And then there's the mouse that appears in her home. Upsetting her already delicate balance, it sends her spiraling out of control. Writer/director Dean Kapsalis' feature debut explores a week in the life of a woman on the verge in this haunting meditation on mental illness. Written by Epic Pictures Group

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Azura Skye makes this movie
1 November 2020 | by perishoSee all my reviews

Amazing performance by Azura Skye. She inhabits this character and I can only imagine it took a toll on her.

This film is dark. It's slow. That's not a bad thing. It examines this character going through dark times. Isolation. Depression. Nobody is helping. Anxiety.

You will feel beaten up after you watch it. But it's an emotional experience that is worth having.

I'm trying to be vague because you really want to experience this without too much information. Just watch it.

Be sure to have something cheery to watch after.

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15 June 2019 (USA) See more »

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