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"UNSANE"
(2018) (Claire Foy, Joshua Leonard) (R)


At-A-Glace Content Summary

Alcohol/Drugs Heavy
Blood/Gross Stuff Heavy
Disrespectful/Bad Attitude Extreme
Frightening/Tense Scenes Heavy
Gun/Weapons Heavy
Imitative Behavior Heavy
Jump Scenes Minor
Music (Scary/Tense) Heavy
Music (Inappropriate) None
Profanity Extreme
Sex/Nudity Heavy
Smoking Mild
Tense Family Scenes Heavy
Topics to Talk About Extreme
Violence Extreme


QUICK TAKE:
Dramatic Thriller: After being committed to a mental facility against her will, a young woman tries to get anyone to believe that one of the orderlies there is actually her stalker.
PLOT:
Sawyer Valentini (CLAIRE FOY) is a young woman trying to make a go of it in a city nearly 500 miles from where she grew up with her mom, Angela (AMY IRVING). While she seems to be good at her bank job analyzing data, she doesn't have many friends and doesn't seem entirely comfortable in the place.

And that's because she's still reeling from her past difficulties with a stalker obsessed with every aspect of her life. Accordingly, she visits a mental health practitioner where she admits that she occasionally has suicidal thoughts, but when she signs related papers she doesn't realize she's voluntarily committing herself for 24 hours of observation at the facility.

After an unsettling encounter with one patient, Violet (JUNO TEMPLE), things go from bad to worse when she ignores the advice of another seemingly sane patient, Nate Hoffman (JAY PHAROAH). Rather than lay low for the duration of her stay she hits another patient she believes is about to attack her. And she then strikes one of the orderlies, George Shaw (JOSHUA LEONARD), who she claims is really her stalker, David Strine.

All of which leads the staff to believe her commitment period needs to be extended. With Nate being her only friend and confidant in the facility -- and who allows her to use his contraband cell phone to call her mother -- Sawyer tries to maintain her sanity, especially when no one will believe her claims that George is really her stalker and that her life is in danger.

WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
Older teens might be interested, especially if they're fans of anyone in the cast or films directed by Steven Soderbergh.
WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: R
For disturbing behavior, violence, language, and sex references.


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