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As for the issue of multiple or fractured personalities, I don't have the expertise to say whether or not they exist, but it is the crux of this film so, depending on your views on the matter, you may need to suspend your disbelief.
Yes. You get, right off the bat, the strong connection to Psycho. Abused son plus dead mom equals crazy son. This son, played by Cillian Murphy will make or break this one for you. Susan Sarandon is present but she's doing what she can with a rather small part. Bill Pullman seems unnecessarily weird and Ellen Page does a very good job even though she's only in a couple of scenes. This is Murphy's movie. The way he plays the parts of John and Emma, I felt, were tremendous. He's screwed up and trapped in a self imposed prison. Through a trick of fate he almost finds a way out through his alter ego Emma. But you see the torment in him and you realize how precarious the situation is. One false move and the whole thing comes crashing down.
The writer/director Michael Lander ripped a couple of pages out of the David Lynch book of film making but as I tend to like Lynch, I wasn't at all bothered. It's a good idea for a movie and all aspects of the production are professional. The soundtrack is way cool and the bones don't show. This is a good, solid, imaginative film. It clocks in at 90 minutes so it won't tax your patience.
But beware. This is not for the casual viewer. If you're into popcorn kind a flix this may not be your cup of tea. If way off beat films are your poison, give it a shot.
Peacock, Nebraska, 1950s, and everything is bland and perfect: people work at their jobs, greet each other, seemingly knowing everything that goes on in this tiny town. In this placid place John Skillpa (Cillian Murphy) rises every morning at the same hour, eats a breakfast prepared for him and accompanied by little notes, goes t work at the bank where he is a quiet reclusive but wholly dependable exemplary employee. His supervisor (Bill Pullman) depends on his punctuality and thoroughness, and his boss Connor Black (Graham Beckel) notes is solid reputation as an important employee.Read more ›
I checked out "Peacock" because it had Ellen Page in it, and after "Hard Candy," "...Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Beautifully acted drama!! I was hooked during the first scene. I will be adding this to my collection.Published 11 days ago by Monika D. Perlstein
Another Awesome Cillian Murphy Performance!! Thank you Mr. murphy!! So TalentedPublished 12 days ago by Amazon Customer
This is a strange and odd thriller. A very interesting drama. Flawless extraordinary and brilliantly acted by Cillian Murphy. His best performance to date. Read morePublished 15 days ago by Seeking New Things
I enjoyed this movie as a window into one person's struggle with mental illness. It sheds light on both PTSD and Disassociative Disorder; with what can happen when a person's... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Ashley V.
Disturbing, sad, twisted and in the end no answers. Kind of like life. A good movie if you don't like that standard fare all tied up in a neat little bow.Published 4 months ago by Donna Rubright
This movie reminds of a person who accused me of doing something I didn't do and continued . Even when I wasn't present during the time I was being accused. Read morePublished 4 months ago by I am loved and adored !
This movie is outstanding... It carries every emotion well... One of my favorites...Published 4 months ago by oneta daugherty