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Stay (2005) Movie Information

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Marc Forster


Ewan McGregor
Ryan Gosling
Naomi Watts
Bob Hoskins
Janeane Garofalo
Kate Burton





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This movie focuses on the attempts of a psychiatrist to prevent one of his patients from committing suicide, while trying to maintain his own grip on reality. -- BryanFury

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Psychological thriller film directed by Marc Forster and written by David Benioff. It stars Ewan McGregor, Ryan Gosling, Bob Hoskins and Naomi Watts. The film represents intense relationships centering on reality, death, love and the afterlife.A nonsense screenplay that loses attraction by the middle of the film as it become more and more strange and bizarre.A voyage only for the director.But the edition is a show appart.

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Technically splendid, but emotionally vapid psychological thriller that paints a paranoid, virtually indecipherable outline and lets the viewer fill in the blanks; as puzzles go, this one plays by the rules. Final Grade: B

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As Undefinable as Dream Interpretation

Absolutely fascinating! Stay, my new all time favorite movie , is so beautiful and brilliant it moves me beyond words. This writer and director have a better understanding of the creation, maintenance, purpose, and interpretation of dreams than any scientist ever has, and probably ever will. This film succeeds in creating a realistic dreamscape (oxymoron fully intended) through mesmerizing camera work, hypnotizing transitions, haunting music, amazing actors, mysterious imagery, time paradoxes, psychic predictions, reanimated dead, etc. Yet this isn't just good movie making; it's great storytelling as well because this dreamscape is the story. The terrific ending didn't leave me confused about the plot, but rather just pondering the director's choices. Why were Sam's pants getting shorte...

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12/23/2008 (0 of 1 found this helpful)

Stay Away

Stay is the type of movie that todays Hollywood loves to produce. Find a couple of likeable stars (not too expensive ones) and put together a slick looking film with a twist ending with enough odd camera moves and flashbacks to try and hide the fact that there is nothing actually worth watching. The film looks and feels like a film students exercise in film techniques he only recently read about and doesnt really comprehend. The story (I refuse to call it plot) involves Ewan McGregor as a psychiatrist with a suicidal patient and a girlfriend who once tried to kill herself. Problem is his patient is so dark and angry we dont care if he kills himself and Naomi Watts (making her second appearance on the list) character is so needy and whiny we want her to die. McGregor worries th...

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