Starring: Dane DeHaan, Jason Isaacs, Mia Goth
Director: Gore Verbinski
Runtime: 2 hours, 26 minutes
Drama | Fantasy | Horror | 2016
Two hours and 26 minutes of pure eeriness, horror, and confusion. I still am not sure what the overall plot was and why the things that happened led up to the finale of an ending. Lockhart (Dane DeHaan) travels to a wellness center in the Swiss Alps to retrieve his CEO. Once arriving, the center itself brings forth both challenges and strange encounters. Eventually, Lockhart is unable to leave and slowly falls down the rabbit hole of fantasy and mind manipulation.
Now, here’s what I get confused. It’s obvious what Volmer (Jason Isaacs) wants to do with his daughter Hannah (Mia Goth) and Lockhart being the protagonist, but I just don’t understand the purpose of having all the patients in the center. Are they sacrifices? Or experimental subjects? Or are they genuinely crazy? I just don’t get it. The whole Volmer and his daughter this is disgusting by the way.
For the most part, this movie was entertaining and by far disgusting and perverted the entire time. It was still entertaining, though I felt that it was extremely too long. The whole conspiracy thing can only go so far for me.
I thought the acting was adequate, but nothing entirely special. I’m going to go ahead and give A Cure for Wellness a “Liked It” rating. It’s definitely a movie that will leave you with questions and leave you feeling uneasy… I’m not sure what compelled me to take a bath after watching this film. *Shivers* (3/5)
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