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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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Victoria Watkins
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Pembroke
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Frank Hill
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Ron Nair
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Pieter The Vet
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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  »

Box Office

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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Shot in 5 months. See more »

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The blood on Lockhart's shirt changes. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Hollis: [as Lockhart begins cycling away with Hannah] Are you insane?
[last lines]
Lockhart: [with a crazed grin on his face] Actually... I'm feeling much better now!
[continues biking into the night]
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Sinnestäter
Written by Petrit Selmanoski
Performed by BlitzKill
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A potentially-great movie that ultimately lets you down.
23 March 2017 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

What can I say about this odd movie, other than that I was absolutely captivated for the first hour or so. Visually stunning, images that will live in the memory for some time, great editing, superb camera work, stunning scenery and background, and a plot that captivates and keeps you guessing.

But what a letdown the ending was! It was like the director chickened out, and went for the boy-gets-girl, American apple pie conclusion, instead of creating a Gothic masterpiece. I would have sooner left some of the plot threads unresolved than to have inflicted on me such a silly and B-grade alternative, that ultimately left a bad taste in my mouth. If that sounds harsh, it is only because the rest of the movie was so mind-blowingly stunning, at least an 8 or 9.

One reviewer called anyone who didn't like this movie a moron. We can do without patronising opinions like that. I'm not a moron, just disappointed. Go and see the movie? Yes. The visual elements are worth it. Will you experience the catharsis of a great movie experience afterwards? I doubt it.


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