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27Apr/17

Review: SPLIT / GET OUT / A CURE FOR WELLNESS

While the mental divisions of those with dissociative identity disorder have long fascinated and eluded science, it is believed that some can also manifest unique physical attributes for each personality, a cognitive and physiological prism within a single being.

> James McAvoy broke his hand during production. He decided not to tell anyone and continued to shoot for 2 days before finally going to a hospital.

> Like Kevin (James McAvoy) in SPLIT, a real person by the name of Billy Milligan was diagnosed with multiple personality disorder with 24 personalities inside him. His condition was used in his defense for crimes he said was committed not by him but his other personalities.

> In Kevin's therapist's house, you can see one of the books on the library in the background is titled "Sybil", the name of a movie about a girl with multiple personalities.

J Bryant

AngieBee

Now that Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) and his girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams), have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with Missy (Catherine Keener) and Dean (Bradley Whitford).

At first, Chris reads the family’s overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter’s interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he could have never imagined.

> Jordan Peele cited the original Night of the Living Dead (1968) as an inspiration for making this his feature film writing-directing debut, because the film had an African American protagonist and dealt with serious racial issues inside the framework of a horror movie.

> Jordan Peele's feature film directorial debut.

> During a talk after this movie's January 2017 Sundance Film Festival screening, director Jordan Peele said that he first got the idea during 2008 Democratic primary discussions about whether an African American or a woman was more deserving of the presidency. He then went on to explain that from that seed of an idea, he further conceived the movie as a twist on the 1975 movie "The Stepford Wives", in which suburban husbands replace their rebellious wives with compliant robots.

J Bryant

AngieBee

An ambitious young executive (Dane DeHaan) 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.

> Filmed at the Castle Hohenzollern in Hechingen, Germany.

> Although the story takes place in Switzerland, the film was entirely shot in Germany.

> Gore Verbinski's first film since The Mexican (2001) in which the music is not composed by Hans Zimmer.

> The USELESS KNOWLEDGE portion of this review was provided by IMDB.

J Bryant

AngieBee

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