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A Cure for Wellness (2016)

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An ambitious young executive is sent to retrieve his company's CEO from an idyllic but mysterious "wellness center" at a remote location in the Swiss Alps, but soon suspects that the spa's treatments are not what they seem.

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Lockhart
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Volmer
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Hannah
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Enrico
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Deputy Director
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Victoria Watkins
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Pembroke
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Frank Hill
Ashok Mandanna ...
Ron Nair
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Pieter The Vet
Peter Benedict ...
Constable
Michael Mendl ...
Bartender
Maggie Steed ...
Mrs. Abramov
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Morris
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Hank Green
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An ambitious young executive 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. Written by 20th Century Fox

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Rated R for disturbing violent content and images, sexual content including an assault, graphic nudity, and language | See all certifications »

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17 February 2017 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La cura siniestra  »

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Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$5,004,463 (USA) (17 February 2017)

Gross:

$8,103,139 (USA) (17 March 2017)
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When Lockhart meets some of the other patients he gets introduced to a Mr Nair who says he's originally from Bombay. His friend goes on to say that Mr Nair is a Brahmin. Nair is a caste name that specifically denotes a broad category of castes that included people who were traditionally soldiers, administrators and traders. They were certainly not Brahmins, and no one who identifies as Brahmin would use the name. See more »

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Volmer: You're quite right... the water is toxic unless it's purified properly, that Baron's only problem was using unwilling subjects... we've come along way in the past two hundred years, now we have plenty of willing volunteers seeking to cure themselves of the ill's of the world
Pembroke: [brainwashed] I've never felt better in my life
Volmer: [to Lockhart] You see... Why would anybody want to leave?
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Symphony No. 1 in C Major, Op. 21: II. Andante Cantabile Con Moto
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performed by the London Symphony Orchestra, Conducted by Josef Krips
Courtesy of Countdown Media
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Visually gorgeous, but a lazy screenplay holds it back from greatness.
5 June 2017 | by (Adelaide Australia) – See all my reviews

Gore Verbinski has created a visually splendid thriller/horror film, which creates a wonderfully foreboding atmosphere. However, what could have been a great film is marred by a convoluted screenplay that falls to pieces in its final act, and is riddled with plot holes. I waited patiently for all the pieces of the puzzle to fall into place (and with the running time approaching 2 and a half hours, it's quite a wait), yet ultimately I was left somewhat confused and underwhelmed by how it all played out.

I still recommend it for the wonderful cinematography and chilling atmosphere. But with some liberal editing and a tighter screenplay we could have had a real classic on our hands. Shame.


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