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Overall Rank: 8593

Average Rating: 2.5/4

# of Ratings: 50

Theatrical Release Date: 10/21/2005

Language: English

Genre: Drama, Mystery

MPAA Rating: R

Director: Marc Forster

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

Plot: 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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tecnoandre - wrote on 12/05/2011

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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goodfellamike - wrote on 09/17/2008

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

Rich - wrote on 09/20/2011

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 …

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Stay Away

Alan @ Transbuddha - wrote on 12/23/2008

Stay is the type of movie that today’s 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 student’s exercise in film techniques he only recently read about and doesn’t 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 don’t 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. …

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