Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Movie Review: 6 Souls

Julianne Moore: Cara Harding
Jonathan Rhys Meyers: David/Adam/Wesley
Jeffrey DeMunn: Dr. Harding
Frances Conroy: Mrs. Bernburg

Runtime: 112 min
Rating: R
Plot:  A female forensic psychiatrist discovers that all of one of her patient's multiple personalities are murder victims. She will have to find out what's happening before her time is finished.

In My Opinion: This is one of those I was excited about when I saw the trailer, then somehow missed the DVD release and forgot all about it until perusing through Netflix. In the beginning, Julianne Moore's character is portrayed as an awkward and nerdy psychiatrist who doesn't believe in multiple personalities. She testifies that a man who is about to be executed most certainly did not have the disorder, then watches the announcement of his execution on TV while doing multiple shots of tequila  Her father, another psychiatrist played by Jeffrey DeMunn, sends one of his cases her way to see if she will change her stance on multiple personalities. At first we think we're seeing an extremely disturbed man, until Julianne's character does the whole "investigate creepy things and places all on her own" thing.

It's Rating Time

The Story: 4.5 out of 5 stars: This movie scared the crap out of me, and was pretty unique. The plot twist came out of nowhere, pleasantly surprising the pants off of me. While there were some minor plot holes, the only complaint I really have is the ending—but only because I totally predicted it, and it was a bit disturbing.

The Acting: 5 out of 5 stars: Insanely awesome cast, especially Jonathan Rhys Meyers playing multiple roles. And Julianne didn't do her ugly cry in this one!

The Scare Factor: 5 out of 5 stars: I don't remember the last time I could feel the hair on my arms raise while watching a movie!

Overall Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Bottom line: Recommended for anyone who likes horror/scary movies


1 comment:

  1. I will definitely check this out. Glad it got a great rating and J. Moore is a wonderful actress.