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Unsane (2018)

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A young woman is involuntarily committed to a mental institution, where she is confronted by her greatest fear--but is it real or a product of her delusion?

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Steven Soderbergh
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Joshua Leonard ... David Strine
Claire Foy ... Sawyer Valentini
Sarah Stiles ... Jill
Marc Kudisch ... Bank Manager
Amy Irving ... Angela Valentini
Colin Woodell ... Mark
Myra Lucretia Taylor ... Counselor
Lynda Mauze Lynda Mauze ... Dolores
Zach Cherry ... Dennis
Polly McKie ... Nurse Boles
Jay Pharoah ... Nate Hoffman
Raúl Castillo ... Jacob (as Raul Castillo)
Juno Temple ... Violet
Michael Mihm ... Steve (as Mike Mihm)
Robert Kelly ... Steve's Partner
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Sawyer Valentini is a troubled woman who moves away from home to escape a stalker. Sawyer finds she is still triggered by interactions with men as a result of her experiences. She makes an appointment with a counselor at Highland Creek Behavioral Center. At her appointment, she unknowingly signs a release voluntarily committing herself to a 24-hour stay. She calls the police but they do nothing when they see the signed release. After physical altercations with a patient and a staff member, Dr. Hawthorne says she is being kept for seven more days. Another patient, Nate Hoffman, gives Sawyer an introduction to the place. Highland Creek is running a scheme to milk health insurance claims for profit. They trick people into voluntarily committing themselves as long as the patients' insurance companies continue to pay; when insurance claims run out, the patient is "cured". One day, Sawyer sees David Strine, her stalker, working as an orderly under the assumed name George Shaw. She has an ...

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Rated R for disturbing behavior, violence, language, and sex references | See all certifications »

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During the scene where Nate leads a group discussion in the common room, Steven Soderbergh's film Full Frontal (2002) is playing on a TV in the background. See more »

Goofs

Men and women do not share sleeping quarters in mental institutions and/or hospitals. The genders are segregated. See more »

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David Strine: [narrating] I love it when you wear blue. I mean, I love you in anything. But you wore blue that first time I saw you, so anytime I see you in blue, it reminds me of how I felt at that moment. How I never really knew what being alive was until I saw you. You unlocked something inside me that day, something I didn't even realize was there. And right then, I knew that nothing in my life was ever going to be the same. In that moment, I was transformed permanently. You did that.
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Burn
Written by Lola G.
Performed by DTCV
Courtesy of Vivarock Music (ASCAP)
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Highly experimental and inventive but iffy in its execution
1 May 2019 | by pere-25366See all my reviews

Steven Soderbergh's 2018 psychological-horror film Unsane (2018), shot entirely with the iPhone in just 10 days, is an interesting take on the genre. Centering around a woman who is involuntarily committed to a mental hospital, we constantly are in a state of questioning whether or not she is really as crazy as we are led to believe. The choice to film it on merely iPhone lends an incredibly unique look and feel to the story, often seeing people from POV shots and bizarre angles. Coupled with the ambient music, the film is incredibly atmospheric and invites you to see things from the perspective of Claire Foy's character. Unsettling, well-acted and uniquely directed but so-so in the execution of the story. Nonetheless, a cool experiment from Soderbergh.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 March 2018 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,762,145, 25 March 2018

Gross USA:

$7,732,899

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$14,293,601
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Dolby Digital

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1.56 : 1
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