Long-time friend of Doug's, access to the prison. She was out of sight for only a few seconds, yet the wounds are many and quite precise. I'm thinking, hey, this is refreshing: The beautiful woman is married to an overweight guy for a change. Chloe Sava, a patient of Dr. Â When Miranda awakens from the horrific incident, she is shocked to discover that her husband has been murdered,Â and the bloody evidence points directly at her. When she gets out of the car, she sees that the girl is badly hurt.
Chloe's right, she needs to forgo logic if she wants to see the supernatural. One to rent but not from Blockbuster , ideally on a dark and stormy night, in a darkened room with a truckload of popcorn and your girlboy next to you - because there's even a little bit of the Bruised Forearm factor going on here, and that's never a bad thing. Miranda's hobby is swimming which she puts into use later on and she first meets Rachel's ghost during a torrential rain. Miranda has a car accident, and when she wakes up, she is an inmate of the institution, being accused of an horrible crime and having no memory of the incident. Berry's character is Miranda Grey, a psychiatrist in a prison straight out of Dickens.
He didn't cast so much for acting ability as for an innate quality. Although some may find her constant screaming excessive, Halle Berry's acting was great throughout the whole movie. Chloe Sava, a patient of Dr. After a car crash, a criminal psychologist Halle Berry comes to, only to find that she's a patient in the same mental institution that currently employs her. But be careful with these types of movies they are not as fiction as people think, America and Hollywood's obsession with ghosts and demons:. But Miranda's life is thrust into terrifying jeopardy after a cryptic encounter with a mysterious young girl leads to a nightmare beyond her wildest imagination. Sie wird beschuldigt, ihren Mann getötet zu haben.
The only scenes where a shade of blue is not prominent is the scenes at the Grey's home and the Willow Creek, both of which are where Miranda manages to fully recover her memories and eventually finds out Doug's role in the killings. The first act of the movie is incredibly strong in which the patients delusions coupled with memory loss really show how helpless the position 'clinically insane' is. On the obligatory dark and stormy night, Miranda takes a detour and swerves to avoid a ghostly, ghastly girl standing in the middle of the road, who bursts into flames. Once in the beginning and once again in the containment cell. Director Mathieu Kassovitz creates a nicely creepy feeling with Gothika, though he overdoes the flickering lights and the guess-what's-just-out-of-our-field-of-vision surprises. What saves the film is the excellent acting of Halle Berry, Penelope, Cruz, Robert Downey Jr.
Chloe , a former patient, now a fellow inmate, explains the rules: Now that Miranda is officially insane, it doesn't matter what she says, since it will be dismissed as her illness talking. Sheriff Ryan only disputes the part that he enjoyed killing animals. There are references to extremely violent crimes. After leaving the asylum in a stormy night, Dr. The flames aren't literal, though. Particularly when she converses with Miranda in the park, which is quite a bit since no one except Miranda believes her.
This film will not be easy to forget for me. Did a car crash cause her to suffer ghostly delusions, or is a young girl--dead for four years--sending clues from beyond the grave? My biggest criticism of the movie, and this will sound strange considering it is billed as a horror movie, are the supernatural elements. Grays Leben nimmt eine dramatische Wendung, als sie eines Nachts auf regennasser Fahrbahn einen Unfall baut und aus der Bewusstlosigkeit in einer Zelle erwacht. She is married with Dr. Miranda Grey, a psychiatrist in a women's mental hospital who wakes up one day to find herself on the other side of the bars, accused of having murdered her husband and boss Doug. There were a lot of scenes that tried to jump scare you, but none of them worked. There is a contrived plot twist near the end, and another very obvious yet still ridiculous one.
Sheriff Ryan: Well you're right. One positive note is the portrayal of a strong, intelligent, resourceful black woman. Under the direction of her husband Charles S. Miranda Grey is a psychiatrist who works in a penitentiary, in the mental institution sector. Douglas Grey, the chief of department where Dr. And on that level, lots and lots and lots and lots of fun as well. It is, I suppose, passable at first but, as the movie proceeds, it becomes more and more ludicrous until it loses all credibility and, at that point, so to does the movie.
She tries to remember, but there's a blank. However, Rachel is able to possess Miranda and kill him near the start of the film, so the status is relegated to Ryan. She works with fellow shrink Pete Graham Jr. Downplayed, though, since, while there is something supernatural going on, it's helping the protagonist. The casting of Halle Berry is useful to the movie, because she evokes a vulnerable quality that triggers our concern. Miranda Grey is a psychiatrist who works in a penitentiary, in the mental institution sector.
Notable for a strong but under-used supporting cast, including , , Charles S Dutton and Bernard Hill. To make matters , she is also being tormented by of a mutilated young woman. She puts her skill in good use while avoiding the security guards. And it teases us with the possibility that any of them -- or Pete, of course -- could be behind the monstrous misunderstanding. Characters use very strong language. However, before the third act, I nevertheless had good time. There is a with dozens of women, but thanks mostly to the lighting and a complete lack of makeup, the older, average-looking women heavily outweigh even Halle Berry's sexiness.
When It comes down to psychological supernatural thrillers, Gothika is one of the best in its league alongside the early 2000s supernatural films The Others, Stir of Echoes and much more. The plot is about a psychologist in a women's prison who wakes up one day to find herself on the other side of the bars, accused of having murdered her husband. It also demonstrates how such places, like psychiatric hospitals, can contribute and almost lead, to a worsening of said delusions. Miranda Grey explains her theory about the killer's accomplice's origins with the sheriff, which as a budding serial killer probably included torturing animals from a young age onwards. There's a better movie in here somewhere, among the catwalks and crannies of the impressive prison-castle setting, and Berry gives 100% in a performance that's consistent with the movie's overwrought tone.