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Stay (2005)

Director:
Mark Forster
COUNTRY
USA
GENRE
Drama/Mystery/Thriller
NORWEGIAN TITLE
Stay
RUNNING TIME
99 minutes
Producer:
Eric Kopeloff
Tom Lassally
Arnon Milchan
Screenwriter:
David Benioff


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Sam Foster Ewan McGregor
Henry Letham Ryan Gosling
Mrs. Letham Kate Burton
Lila Culpepper Naomi Watts
Dr. Leon Patterson Bob Hoskins
Dr. Beth Levy Janeane Garofalo
Dr. Ren B. D. Wong

 

Review

The popular genre (or rather sub-genre) is mystery-that-will-change-your-perception-at-the-end, and the director is the talented Marc Forster who toys with both the viewer's mind and the more technical aspects of filmmaking - notably some delightful editing. Stay has a lot to offer, but it requires patience from the viewer. Unlike many other film's of its kind, however, the film has a finale which doesn't cheat and which is also intellectually rewarding. Young Ryan Gosling affirms his talent, Naomi Watts has an insignificant role, whereas Bob Hoskins is fine in a small role.

Copyright 19.9.2006 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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