It doesn't help that my #1 issue with the movie is precisely said stalker. I knew so little about him, that making him a murderer was a nothing-move. He might have appeared the next day but how would he know about the 7 day thing? Dreams do come true. Our goal is to save you time and money by sharing our thoughts and recommendations on which movies to race to theaters for, which to watch at home and those to actively avoid. Rob, the film-school dropout, has seen an absurd amount of movies, and if we’re being honest, rounds out our Fight Club fan-base. He's there almost immediately when she's admitted so it's not like he realized she was there and decided to apply for a job there, so he must've worked there before she was admitted, but it's said in the movie it's hundreds of miles from where he lives. What is this universe-shattering plot-hole that Unsane asked me to suspend my disbelief for? 6. What bothers me is why the screenwriters didn't think of something else. u/stater354. Agree. . I started this review saying I lamented not having been to theaters for this movie. Do I like shady, villanous, maybe just kind of mean main characters?

She couldn't get out. Vanessa is using Letterboxd to share film reviews and lists with friends. And then she proceeds to actually start kissing the other woman without her consent in order to get a weapon. According to the logic of the film, which rewarded her for pursuing this plan, it clearly was a desperate enough situation to warrant such a desperate plan. It's a site about discovering good movies... one bad movie at a time.

Unsane (2018) Close. What bothers me isn't why the characters in-universe decided to do this. How could Sawyer's stalker have known that Sawyer would end up in the hospital so he could get a job there? 29, She takes his keys so how does he get out? What is this universe-shattering plot-hole that Unsane asked me to suspend my disbelief for? So. For me to mind a plot-hole it needs to tick two boxes : A) It needs to be fundamental, as in "the plot cannot happen unless we buy into this thing that doesn't make sense;" and B) It needs to be stuck in a movie that I find overall not very entertaining. Now that I saw it there are many reasons I'm thankful I didn't. If so, I'm here to say : Realism is boring! Unsane uses its plot, fantastic lead performance, and visual representation, to firmly plant itself in an uncomfortable land to play with the audience. Because first she was only going to stay one night. I was thinking the was movie boring, uninteresting, and overall not great up until the moment when the main character convinces the villain to rape someone else.

This isn't a site for people who just want to talk about the latest hot new movies in theaters right this minute. 1 year ago. Unsane brims with curiosity about digital technology, discomfort with corporate bureaucracies, and is spiked through and through with icy wit – in short, it could never be anything but a Soderbergh film, and a particularly delicious one at that.

What makes Alternate Ending different from other film sites and podcasts? One of them is precisely the fact that I saw way too many sexual assault scenes in theaters in 2019, and I was tired of it.

The entire story hangs on this one thing that is never addressed. Did I like her style and the way the actress portrayed her? Slant Magazine Steve Macfarlane. After years and years of rape as a plot-device, this is where we got to? Unsane (2018) How could Sawyer's stalker have known that Sawyer would end up in the hospital so he could get a job there? I guess that's what some people do. Carrie, our casual movie-goer, reminds us all that cinema is in fact supposed to be fun and entertaining and that sometimes, just sometimes, happy endings are good. Mobile site.

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I can handle the truth. 75. Unsane is a boring movie with boring characters, a plot that hangs its entire weight on an absurd premise, and finishes topping its boringness with a dose of extremely distasteful writing. I do! She didn't look like someone who's own mother is dead because of the guy that stalked her.

I will say that I wish the film held its guard up a little more when it came to the balancing act of “what is or isn’t real,” and its conclusion, though entertaining, feels generic for what came before. Unsane’s villain also veered into tired Slasher territory, where the villain is impossibly smart, unbelievably efficient, and lucky as hell. Film data from TMDb. So. This is a place for people who can't get to the theater until the third week a film is out; a place for people who just want to find something great to stream online after the kids have gone to sleep, a place for people whose favorite pastime is to grab a bunch of classic films on DVD from the library and watch them all weekend. This review may contain spoilers. Isn't the point of that room that it's unpenetrable? Unsane, the director's second film in his un-retirement, ... That means, among other things, that the film leaves itself with a full bouquet of plot holes, of which the most niggling is "but if this hospital keeps abducting people for a week at a time to rob their insurance companies, how have they not been sued, like, dozens of times?" We’re two dudes, and a lady, of which our tastes are quite varied. A stalker has such an elaborate scheme that he knows the woman he's after will have a session at a specific therapeutic facility and manages to get a job there beforehand. 2020. When Sawyer is first committed to Highland Creek, ‘George’ is already on the staff – and, we gather from a conversation he has with one of his colleagues, has been there for some time. Maybe the way he was portrayed is actually very accurate to the way many stalkers behave in The Real World, I don't know. Tim Brayton, our seasoned film critic, shares a more critical view of film, an appreciation for vintage cinema and perhaps limited-release movies that we might otherwise miss. Archived.

He's not likable, he's not particularly menacing, we don't spend much time with him and it still feels like too much. How are you going to make that happen? Not really. The last scene seemed like it was all about the stalker. Is watching Freddy Krueger for the first time really even scary? It's a place that believes that every great movie is a wonderful new treasure, whether you see it the night of its premiere or fifty years later. Give the creepy stalker some charisma, some personality, some actual creepiness... just something! He takes advantage of several large plot holes to torment Sawyer and eliminate anyone who tries to help her. We want to celebrate our different opinions, and celebrate yours as well. Does that sound like a line was crossed? Robert Jarosinski: Jury Member, Narrative Features. The 2020 Lake County Film Festival November 4 – 16Official Selections Opening Night Monuments Closing Night Molto Bella Narrative Features The Blackout Cabarete Death Of A Rockstar Feelings To Tell (Gui Qu Lai Xi) Love Is Not Love Molto Bella Monuments Rattled Seven Short Films About (Our) Marriag... New behind the scenes interview with 'The True Adventures of Wolfboy' director, Martin Krejčí! Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. Alternate Ending was formed when three friends realized they all shared a passion for movies. This is fundamental for the plot of Unsane. And there is a difference between a character being a little mean, and a character being a sexual abuser. A Nightmare on Elm Street - FIRST TIME WATCHING.

The villain is so close to being a blank slate, which is potentially the worst thing a creepy dude killer in a movie can be. I did! I'm very lenient on plot-holes. So, you're a writer and you want your character who is in solitary confinment to get a weapon. Watching & Reviewing One Horror Movie Every Day I’m Home Because of COVID-19 -- Day 15. Do I think that her plan was inherently immoral in the situation she saw herself in? That seems like crazy timing - who would even tell him that she was going to stay there for that amount of time. © Letterboxd Limited. ➡️, Cast : Claire Foy, Juno Temple, Aimee Mullins, Lake County Film Festival Film Spotlight: Queen of Lapa, directed by. Plot hole #2) Why was it necessary for him to kill George whoever - 1) if that George guy was actually working at the hospital - why wouldn't anyone recognize that he was a different person or 2) if he wasn't ever working at the hospital then why need to kill someone - can't you just steal someone's identity these days? Made by fans in Auckland, New Zealand. Well. I'm very lenient on plot-holes. No there’s two great ways to win free tickets! Plot hole #3) How did he get out of the basement room? Well, we’re not 5 dudes in a room talking about our passion for Fight Club and Braveheart.

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Thankfully the rape never happens (just a little bit of sexual assault.). Once he started killing people I was simultaneously not really expecting it and not really shocked. Too many film sites cater to the same kind of audience, with one overwhelming voice in the writing, but what we treasure at Alternate Ending is diversity: diversity of opinion, diversity in belief about what film should do and how it should do it. The choice manages to be boring and upsetting at the same time. Mar Watched

We should be better. Unsane is dark, surprising and occasionally quite upsetting. This, though, points up one of the major credibility plot holes in Jonathan Bernstein and James Greer’s script. Dipsy. I could understand if hours pass but it seemed like minutes. Well... You could make her convince the guy who put her there to rape someone. However, when you get out of your way to create a character that isn't super sympathetic, it's not the best idea to expect us to care a lot about what's happening to her, there needs to be something more (for example : a very charismatic villain) otherwise we're told "her mother was murdered," and we're just... "okay...". Posted by. For me to mind a plot-hole it needs to tick two boxes : A) It needs to be fundamental, as in "the plot cannot happen unless we buy into this thing that doesn't make sense;" and B) It needs to be stuck in a movie that I find overall not very entertaining.

It does to me. Anything! Really? Creep Dude Killer, cool, I can get behind that. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast, A place to discuss Plotholes, Continuity errors or even unexplained events for Movies, Books, Games, or anything else you can think of, Press J to jump to the feed. At least for this one I can say : I saw Unsane's sexual assault in the comfort of my home... dodged that bullet. Plot hole #4) If he hits her in the ankle / legs in the woods how can she look so serene and peaceful if she is still awake?

Plot Hole #5) Did it seem at all that she was traumatized by the death of her mother? This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google privacy policy and terms of service apply. Wouldn't she be wincing in pain? It had to happen eventually: Steven Soderbergh has at last made a film that I just don't like at all.



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