It's no surprise that this creep-out horror thriller is packed with whizzy visual invention, since it's directed by Gore Verbinski, who made the first three Pirates of the Caribbean movies, as well as Rango and The Lone Ranger. And the screenplay by Justin Haythe (Revolutionary Road) starts well, stirring in some resonant themes amid the growing, gnawing nastiness. Unfortunately, over the film's overlong running time, it just gets sillier and simpler.
The story centres on Lockhart (Dane DeHaan), a rising star workaholic New York broker who's been caught in some dodgy dealings. To redeem himself, he is sent to collect the company's boss (Harry Groener) from a Swiss sanatorium, where he seems to have gone native. Or something. But when Lockhart arrives at the picturesque Alpine castle, things quickly begin to spiral out of control. He's injured in a car crash, forcing him to become a patient at the spa alongside the rather too-cheerful elderly residents, who are undergoing some sort of odd treatment. As Lockhart digs deeper, he runs afoul of the director, Dr Volmer (Jason Isaacs), especially when he befriends the doctor's star patient, the oddly naive Hannah (Mia Goth). And as things get freakier, Lockhart begins to worry that he'll never get out of here.
Verbinski develops a darkly gothic atmosphere from the first frames of the film, and things get increasingly offbeat from there. Some elements are blackly comical, but the overall tone is grotesque, with a special emphasis on slimy eels, which appear alarmingly everywhere Lockhart looks. Meanwhile, Haythe stirs in a convoluted mythology about the mad baron who lived in the castle 200 years earlier. When combined with underlying themes about the stresses of modern-day life and the relative morality of Wall Street bankers, this is all rather intriguing. Unfortunately, these clever textures slip away quickly, leaving little more than a series of repetitive set pieces designed to give the audience the jitters as they remind us of other movies.
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Goth stars alongside DeHaan in psychological thriller 'A Cure For Wellness’.
Goth plays Hannah in the psychological thriller, a patient at a mysterious rehabilitation center in the Swiss Alps, where DeHaan’s character Lockhart is sent to rescue his boss.
Mia Goth stars in A Cure For Wellness
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Goth stars in psych-thriller 'A Cure For Wellness', out on February 17th.
Ahead of the release of the new psychological thriller A Cure For Wellness, directed by Gore Verbinski, one of the film’s main stars Mia Goth spoke about how she jumped at the chance of being involved with the project.
The film sees a young employee named Lockhart (played by Dane DeHaan) heading to a seemingly innocuous looking treatment centre in the Swiss Alps to track down his boss. While there, he meets another patient, Hannah (played by Goth), and together they begin to come across rather more sinister goings-on…
Speaking about her character and the experience of taking in the script for the first time, 23 year old model and actress Goth said how “gripping” she found it.
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Where does the line of wellness end and where does illness begin? That's the question on the mind of one young business official with big dreams. He is forced to visit a mysterious 'wellness center' in the middle of the Swiss Alps; a beautiful location where his boss has been staying for therapy. It seems like an incredible place to be treated, whatever your ailment, with its vast array of treatments, spas and therapies - many of which are unique and innovative. But all is not what it seems at this wellness center; there's a sinister melancholy in the air and soon our protagonist finds himself struggling with his own sanity, unable to leave but too frightened to stay. It becomes clear that there is an affliction affecting all the residents, the cure for which is an ominous mystery.
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The couple's wedding was streamed live on TMZ, but not at their request.
Appearing on ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’, Shia confirmed that the wedding was for real, and not one of the bizarre performance art pieces he’s become known for in recent years.
Shia LaBeouf and Mia Goth’s Vegas wedding was legit
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The couple appeared to have wed and live-streamed the ceremony.
On Monday evening TMZ shared a livestream video feed of what appeared to show Shia and Mia tying the knot.
Citing "sources" including a grocery cashier, Us Weekly reported that LaBeouf has proposed to his girlfriend of four years.
Much of the media coverage that the Hollywood actor has enjoyed over the last year or so has focussed around various bizarre performance art pieces – such as his occupation of an elevator in Oxford for 24 hours in February, or his three consecutive days in a New York theatre watching all his old movies in chronological order.
Shia LaBeouf with Mia Goth in 2014
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Photographs from the red carpet at the premiere of 'Fury' at the 58th British Film Institute London Film Festival
Shia LaBeouf and Mia Goth - Shia LeBeouf (sporting a light green vest and work-out gear) and his girlfriend, Mia Goth, were seen on their way to lunch in Los Angeles, California. - Saturday 6th September 2014
Shia LaBeouf and Mia Goth - American actor known for his roles in Transformers and Even Stevens Shia LaBeouf photographed with his girlfriend Mia Goth in Beverly Hills - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 30th August 2014
Joe is a fiercely determined 50-year-old woman whose sexual drive has taken over her entire life. Her story of how she ended up injured in an alleyway and subsequently being nursed back to health by the curious Seligman deepens and darkens in this half of the story, as she relays tales of how her sexuality has caused so much damage. In a bid to somehow recover from her nymphomania, she attends a therapy group, but she also can't resist meeting a therapist of a different kind as she finds new and more dangerous ways to challenge herself and her sexuality. Her pleasure through pain has led her to a potential job with a group of criminals who are looking for somebody to inflict pain on their victims. But with such instable people around her, just how close is she to landing in some serious trouble?
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Shia LaBeouf, 26, got into his latest bar brawl over the weekend but this time it wasn't in a swanky joint in Los Angeles or New York. No, the Transformers star had wandered into the Hobgoblin pub in New Cross, South London, for a couple of beers, but things soon turned nasty.
According to the Evening Standard, one fellow drinker had jokingly swiped Shia's baseball cap. "No one could believe that a well-known Hollywood star had rocked up at a bar in dingy south London. Everyone was getting photos taken with him," said an eyewitness, adding, "The row started when this guy took his hat. I think he was joking, but Shia didn't like it." The fight was reportedly calmed down by fellow pub-goers without the police having to be called, though LaBeouf quickly left in a taxi. He was visiting the area with his Nymphomaniac co-star Mia Goth, whose family live close to the pub. According to our reckoning, it's his third bar fight in around 18 months. Last February, he had a fist-fight with a man at a Sherman Oaks bar before getting involved in fisticuffs at the Cinema Public House in Vancouver last September.
LaBeouf is about to begin work on Triple Nine, a cop-drama by Lawless director John Hillcoat.
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It's no surprise that this creep-out horror thriller is packed with whizzy visual invention, since...
Where does the line of wellness end and where does illness begin? That's the question...