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The Swerve (2018)

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A woman with a seemingly ideal life battles insomnia.

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Dean Kapsalis

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Dean Kapsalis
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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
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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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Drama

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Not a horror movie
6 December 2020 | by chrisstetzSee all my reviews

I saw this reviewed elsewhere as 'horror' and 'elevated horror'. It is neither, and thankfully so , as far as the the latter is concerned. I assume because this movie played at the end of Frightfest it has been given that tag. It's important to know this going on, because if you are expecting a horror movie you will be very disappointed.

It is however a very good movie, that providing you can get through the first 15 mins without abandoning it as being more pretentious crap, becomes very watchable and hooks you in.

The main proponents of that are the acting and the direction. The plot itself is pretty silly. Thankfully though, it is a vey watchable movie, albeit exaggerated on reviews as to how harrowing it is.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 June 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Swerve See more »

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Spark Chamber See more »
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2.39:1
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