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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 Pieterson
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Victoria Watkins
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Roland E. 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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All of us are human. None of us are immune.


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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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$40,000,000 (estimated)

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$4,356,941 (USA) (19 February 2017)

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$8,106,986 (USA) (23 March 2017)
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The action figure the boy was playing with in the flashback was Robocop. See more »

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Since the: "Rütlischwur", early in the 14th century, the Swiss define themselves as a: "single People of brethren". Although some noble families kept their titles from before the foundation of the: "Old Swiss Confederacy" and some were granted nobility for services to foreign monarchs, in Switzerland it was quite uncommon to bear a title. In addition peerage was finally abolished with the creation of the: "Helvetic Republic" at the end of the 18th century. Therefore it is highly unlikely that in 19th century Switzerland a: "Baron von Reichmerl" could have existed, performing vicious medical experiments. If alpine mountains and peerage were required for the background story, it should have placed in France, Italy, Austria or Bavaria. See more »

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[first lines]
Lockhart: [on the phone] No, we can not touch the munis, we use them as collateral for a leveraged equity position in Cisco. Never mind, take everything out of First National, move it over to Banyon.
Josh: Wait, you mean Delaware, I thought that was dead.
Lockhart: That's resurrected, we need to clean up the Reynolds account in case those fucks at AML decide to do their job.
Josh: Are you sure about that?
Lockhart: Nothing on email. Move everything back on Monday... You paying attention?
Josh: Yeah, yeah, I am.
Conductor: Tickets?
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Crazy Credits

The 20th Century Fox fanfare is silent and the logo fades out early. See more »

Connections

References Baron Blood (1972) See more »

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Danny's Song
Written by Kenny Loggins
Performed by Pat Valentino & His Orchestra
Courtesy of Surrey House Music
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Looks nice but feels hugely insubstantial and unsatisfying
2 March 2017 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This film feels like a Black Mirror episode - but one that treads water for almost two and a half hours without ever reaching its main idea. 250% longer, but only a fraction of the satisfaction.

I really wanted to immerse myself in its atmosphere and ideas, the idea of a David Lynch/Cronenberg style Shining/Shutter Island film seems great. But the film really tests your patience. The main character is icy and unlikable, the other characters are similarly distant. Stuff happens, a lot of stuff, some of it great looking, but with nothing to tie it together or the any character depth to engage with, it ends up feeling like you're being taken through a film students visual exhibition that doesn't end soon enough.

It really doesn't live up to the amazing film that the trailer suggests, a pattern that seems to be more and more common with films these days. Similar to Passengers, I wonder if moments were shot just to make the trailer more powerful in selling the film.


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