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Stay (2005)

Cast: Ewan McGregor, Naomi Watts, Ryan Gosling, Kate Burton, Bob Hoskins, Elizabeth Reaser, Janeane Garofalo, B.D. Wong

Director(s): Marc Forster

Language: English

Genre: Fantasy / Animated

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Synopsis

In the space between desire and fear, between reality and illusion, between life and death lies a whole other alternate world that is brought to life in the mind-bending thriller STAY. From the acclaimed director of the award-winning Monster's Ball and Finding Neverland, Marc Forster, comes this moving and mesmerizing double story that plunges beneath the surface of ordinary experience to take a man on a spiraling descent through the mysteries of identity, dreams and the very fabric of existence... [Get complete synopsis]

 

MasterWoodsman wrote on June 4, 2006, 10:18 pm
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Any David Lynch fans out there?

*** May contain minor spoilers, more like hints ***

This is the strangest movie I've seen this year, maybe in the last 2 years. The art direction is quite superb and kept me attached to the rather incomprehensible story.

Part Psychological, part Twilight Zone, I kept waiting for the solution to the movie. And then it ended. As I stared at the credits in disbelief I was convinced that there was something more, so I checked the web to find a proper interpretation. It made a *bit* of sense, but I feel like I was cheated by the director. (For example, the world is far too clear at the beginning).

On an art level this movie definitly worked. The camera scenes, eerie angles and original transitions between sets took me on a dreamy ride. The acting was solid and serious.

Now on the *mystery* of the movie. The hints were all the way through. (I've re-playing the movie while writing this and understanding the hints in a new light). But considering what is supposed to be going on, the story just doesn't make sense, unless it's truly about colliding universes.

In the end I don't think the movie will have a lasting effect on me, but I appreciate how different it is from all the common shlock.

motleymitch wrote on June 5, 2006, 1:41 am
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I'm gonna take a stab at it, after reading the synopsis....

**POTENTIAL SPOILER***

The psychiatrist and his patient are the same person! No? Bet they are.
MasterWoodsman wrote on June 5, 2006, 12:34 pm
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**** SPOILER DISCUSSION ****



*** DO NOT READ ****

Mitchy, your stab in the dark (thinking of Fight Club, are we) is a nice try.... but I would say the short answer is no. But the lines are very very blurred. Sometimes they are, sometimes they're not. It keeps flipping. But in the end it kinda makes sense.

What's your rating of this movie?

 

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