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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.

Release Year: 2005

Rating: 6.8/10 (33,692 voted)

Critic's Score: 41/100

Marc Forster

Stars: Ewan McGregor, Naomi Watts, Ryan Gosling

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.


Ewan McGregor

Dr. Sam Foster

Ryan Gosling

Henry Letham

Kate Burton

Mrs. Letham

Naomi Watts

Lila Culpepper

Elizabeth Reaser


Bob Hoskins

Dr. Leon Patterson

Janeane Garofalo

Dr. Beth Levy

BD Wong

Dr. Ren

John Tormey

Piano Mover #1

José Ramón Rosario

Piano Mover #2

(as José Ramon Rosario)

Becky Ann Baker

Paramedic #1
Butch Cook

Lisa Kron

Paramedic #2

Gregory Mitchell

Dance Instructor

John Dominici

Young Henry

Jessica Hecht

Boy's Mother

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


Official Website:
Twentieth Century Fox [France] |
Twentieth Century Fox [United States] |

Release Date: 21 October 2005

Filming Locations: Columbia University – Broadway & 116th Street, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $50,000,000


Opening Weekend: $2,188,199
(23 October 2005)
(1684 Screens)

Gross: $3,626,883
(27 November 2005)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?


At one point, David Fincher was attached to direct.


Audio/visual unsynchronized:
The answering machine in Henry's apartment has "Digital Answering Machine" printed on it yet when the new message is played it sounds like a cassette tape rewinding before the message is actually played. Digital answering machines do not have tapes to rewind so there should be no taped rewinding sound.


Henry Letham:
An elegant suicide is the ultimate work of art.

User Review

A brilliant film about a young man near death

Rating: 9/10

It's hard to comment on this film without including a spoiler, but I
feel it is necessary to try because of all of the unwarranted bad
reviews this film is receiving. If you go into it expecting to see a
rendition of The 6th Sense, you might be disappointed. If you go into
it expecting to see a logical plot with a chronological story behind it
and an honest portrayal of developed characters, you will be
disappointed and very confused.

However, if you go see this film with an open mind and simply
EXPERIENCE what it has to offer, you will be rewarded greatly at the
end – assuming, of course, that you understand what you have just seen,
at least to some degree. For the best experience, pay attention to the
little details, but don't try to figure anything out until the end. See
it with someone so that you can discuss it afterward. It's that good.

This movie is visually appealing and artistically constructed –
pleasing to both the eye AND to the mind.