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Swallow (2019)

R | | Drama, Thriller | 5 June 2020 (USA)
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Hunter, a newly pregnant housewife, finds herself increasingly compelled to consume dangerous objects. As her husband and his family tighten their control over her life, she must confront the dark secret behind her new obsession.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Haley Bennett ... Hunter Conrad
Austin Stowell ... Richie Conrad
Denis O'Hare ... Erwin
Elizabeth Marvel ... Katherine Conrad
David Rasche ... Michael Conrad
Luna Lauren Velez ... Lucy
Zabryna Guevara ... Alice
Laith Nakli ... Luay
Babak Tafti ... Aaron
Nicole Kang ... Bev
Olivia Perez ... Nim
Kristi Kirk Kristi Kirk ... Lillian
Alyssa Bresnahan ... Jill
Maya Days ... Dr. Santos (as Laura Dias)
Elise Santora ... Dr. Reyes
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Against the backdrop of insufferable domestic ennui, the soft-spoken former saleswoman and newlywed housewife, Hunter, is struggling to stretch the bars of her gilded cage, a lavish and immaculate modernist villa in New York, even though she seems to have it all. But, more and more, as sad Hunter tries, unsuccessfully, to meet her controlling family's expectations, compliance turns into submission, obedience transforms into obsession, and pica, a compulsive eating disorder, starts to take over. Now, swallowing non-nutritive objects and engaging in increasingly impossible tasks becomes Hunter's dangerous newfound addiction, and there's no telling how far she'll go to maintain a false and fleeting sense of power. Who can save Hunter from herself? Written by Nick Riganas

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Rated R for language, some sexuality and disturbing behavior | See all certifications »

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Swallowing harmful objects is known as a form of "Pica" See more »

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Richie: We're pregnant.
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Featured in WatchMojo: Top 10 Horror Movies of 2020 So Far (2020) See more »

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Into the Blue
Performed by Benny Reid
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I kinda loved it
30 March 2020 | by chelseataylaSee all my reviews

THIS IS NOT A HORROR OR THRILLER, so I can see why people might be disappointed by the film if they were expecting that. It's more of a psychological drama if anything. As strange as the film was, I was never bored. I give major props to the lead actress as she made every scene gripping. You really come to understand her motivations and why she does what she does. I found the ending perfect, but I can see why it could polarize a lot of viewers. Overall, I adored the acting, story, and cinematography. A little strange but enchanting.


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Release Date:

5 June 2020 (USA) See more »

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New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Gross USA:

$33,419

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$267,625
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2.39 : 1
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