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Stay (2005)

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This movie focuses on the attempts of a psychiatrist to prevent one of his patients from committing suicide while trying to maintain his own grip on reality.

Director:

Marc Forster

Writer:

David Benioff
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ewan McGregor ... Dr. Sam Foster
Ryan Gosling ... Henry Letham
Kate Burton ... Mrs. Letham
Naomi Watts ... Lila Culpepper
Elizabeth Reaser ... Athena
Bob Hoskins ... Dr. Leon Patterson
Janeane Garofalo ... Dr. Beth Levy
BD Wong ... Dr. Ren
John Tormey ... Custodian / Piano Mover #1
José Ramón Rosario ... Cabbie / Piano Mover #2 (as José Ramon Rosario)
Becky Ann Baker ... Paramedic #1 / Butch Cook
Lisa Kron Lisa Kron ... Paramedic #2
Gregory Mitchell Gregory Mitchell ... Dance Instructor
John Dominici John Dominici ... Boy / Young Henry
Jessica Hecht ... Boy's Mother
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Storyline

A thought-provoking and haunting exploration of how reality and dream-states may combine to form complex interactions. The line between the imagination and reality blurs when an accomplished Psychiatrist takes on a patient that appears to be suicidal. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Between the worlds of the living and the dead there is a place you're not supposed to stay.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some disturbing images | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 October 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El umbral See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,188,199, 23 October 2005

Gross USA:

$3,626,883
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

At one point, David Fincher was attached to direct. See more »

Goofs

All of the books in the "bookstore" that Dr. Foster visits as he is trying to find Henry have library identification labels on their spines, revealing that this was actually shot in a public library (the 58th Street branch of the New York Public library in Manhattan). See more »

Quotes

Sam Foster: [looking at the empty pill bottles] You can't drink while you're taking these.
Dr. Beth Levy: Mm. Apparently I can.
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Alternate Versions

The UK cinema version was censored to achieve a 15 rating. A line of dialogue describing a suicide technique was altered. The original line was restored in the 2006 18-rated DVD. See more »

Connections

Featured in Writing the Music for 'Stay' (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Aleph 2
Written by R. Parkes
Performed by Photek
Courtesy of Photek Records Ltd.
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Really good film
12 June 2004 | by lilmiznetnerdSee all my reviews

I too was part of a test audience for this film. I do agree with the last comment about the plot. The script was a little predictable and the one liners seemed a little corny at times.

The acting however, I thought was great. Ewan McGregor put in a marvelous performance, demonstrating that he is talented and can easily play a wide variety of roles. Naomi Watts, I think also put in a great performance.

Of course, I haven't as yet seen the fully edited theatre version, but so far I think it's a film that should definitely be seen.

A good film in all. 4/5


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