(I saw a preview screening of this.)
Director Gore Verbinski is best known for the Pirates of the Caribbeantrilogy, and also Rango, The Ring, and The Mexican, so "quietlyunderstated" is not really his thing, If the Pirates movies are kind ofa throwback to old Hollywood swashbucklers, this is a more luridversion of old Gothic suspense thrillers like "Rebecca" or "The Islandof Doctor Moreau."
The main character is Lockhart (Dane DeHaan), who is the exact sort ofmorally bankrupt young financial hotshot you've seen in a bunch ofother movies. His bosses are so cartoonishly evil that they may as wellbe counting wads of cash as they tell him he's being sent off to Europeto fetch a wayward executive whose signature is needed to allow amerger to go forth so as to allow them to rake in more millions.(Oddly, a similar plot undergirds the otherwise-completely differentWill Smith vehicle "Collateral Beauty.")
Most of the rest of the movie takes place in a Swiss Alps sanitariumwhere practically everything looks like it's from some time in thefirst half of the last century. I half expected John Harvey Kellogg toshow up, but instead we get Volmer (Jason Isaacs), the place'sdirector. As with the patients and the staff, there's something notquite right about the overly affable man, and the impatient Lockharthas plenty of time to figure it out after an accident delays his tripback to New York.
Exactly what's going on, and why no one ever seems to leave the place,takes quite a while (almost 2.5 hours) to unspool, but Verbinskisuccessfully distracts the viewer with visually arresting images ofhallways, of peacefully exercising old people, of slithery fish, ofliving and maybe dead bodies in all shapes and sizes (but mostly whiteand old), and so on. A teen girl (aptly named Mia Goth), the only youngperson besides Lockhart, may hold some clues. Rather than a lushisland, the sanitarium is high on a mountain, but the effect is thesame, as if the viewer has been transported to a world apart.
Does this all sound good? Then you'll probably like this very darkfable. The deep mystery of why the place is so strange is possiblylayered with too much complication. I think everything fits togetherpretty well, but I'm not positive. I am positive that this isdefinitely going to be a lot different than anything else in themultiplex whenever you might choose to see it.
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A Cure for Wellness (2017)
An ambitious young executive is sent to retrieve his company's CEO from an idyllic but mysterious "wellness center" at a remote location in the Swiss Alps, but soon suspects that the spa's treatments are not what they seem.
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An ambitious young executive is sent to retrieve his company's CEO from an idyllic but mysterious "wellness center" at a remote location in the Swiss Alps. He soon suspects that the spa's miraculous treatments are not what they seem. When he begins to unravel its terrifying secrets, his sanity is tested, as he finds himself diagnosed with the same curious illness that keeps all the guests here longing for the cure.
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Reviewed byALB ([email protected])Vote: /10
(I saw a preview screening of this.)
I was really excited about this movie when the trailer came out, Icould not wait to see it. But after reading multiple bad comments aboutthe film, I got worried.
But I must say, nothing to worry about. The movie is kinda weird maybe,but if you watch the trailer you know what you're settling in for, Isuppose.
The story develops itself kinda slow, but that didn't bother me cause Iwas intrigued by the story. The movie has good actors, a great settingand atmosphere.
It kinda reminded me of Shutter Island, I think because of the whole"mystery island with a weird cure-institution"-thing.
As an avid movie goer, and occasional reviewer, I am one (like most) tonaturally flock to the reviews of Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritic, and theuser flooded IMDb... Verbinksi's A Cure For Wellness strikes allcategories on what a suspenseful "thriller" should be. I myself watchcountless thrillers, as they along with horrors, are my favorite genre.Upon seeing the reviews for A Cure for Wellness, I was bothdisappointed and worried... I had expected a much more positiveresponse, with not only a solid cast headlined by he greatly under-appreciated Dane DeHaan, but also a suspenseful and artistic director,in Gore Verbinksi. With that being said, this movie was phenomenal.
To actually describe this movie in a flurry of words, my choice wouldbe; eerie, suspenseful, captivating, and gorgeous. The movie itselftakes place in the Swiss Alps, at a mental institution "devoted tomaking you well again", and the colors, and abilities to exploit thesound effects, score, and draw you in with rather sexual andostentatious visuals, along with gory and disturbing ones is exquisite.DeHaan's role as Lockhart, is in my opinion, one of his best worksaside from Chronicle. I personally believe he is undermined especiallyafter a rather catastrophic blow from his depiction of Green Goblin inSpider-Man.
All in all, I would give this movie an 8.7/10, being that I was drawnin, and fell in love with both the visual appeals and the stunning workon color and sound, but also the fact that both DeHaan and Isaacs mademe feel as if I was a patient searching for a cure... This moviesatisfied my lofty expectations, and I felt not only like my demandswere met, but even exceeded. Gorgeous work and a very enjoyable movie.(AGE: 17+ for nudity/violence/language/grotesque scenes)