Imagine being committed to a mental institution against your will; a place where you’re confronted by your greatest fear. The question is, is it real or is it a product of your delusion?
Such is the plight of the young woman played by Claire Foy in director Steven Soderbergh’s latest horror / thriller, Unsane. Unsane also stars Juno Temple, Aimee Mullins, Jay Pharoah…
All the hype I’ve been hearing about Foy’s performance in hit Netflix series The Crown is I’m sure very well deserved. Having not seen the show yet, I’m hoping that watching Soderbergh’s movie will make me want to see The Crown even more. Plus, portraying madness is no easy feat – and I imagine that Foy will do a great job.
Why haven’t I already seen The Crown, you may wonder? I’m from London, England, darling. ‘The Crown’ is my every day, don’t you know?
Directed by R.J. Cutler and based on a best selling book by Gayle Forman, If I Stay is the story of a teenage girl named Mia and played by Chloe Grace Moretz) who’s chasing her dreams of a career in music. All with the support of a loving boyfriend, family and friends.
Mia’s world is turned upside down after an accident leaves her and several other people in a bad way. Now stuck in a coma, Mia is faced with the most important decision of her life.
Though certainly not a perfect movie, there were parts that I enjoyed in If I Stay. Two of the best scenes featured Mia and her grandpa. Namely the scene where he talks to her in the car and the one when he’s in the hospital by her bedside.
Jamie Blackley’s performance as Adam, Liana Liberato in the role of the best friend and the actors playing Mia’s family are good. I did however find myself not entirely buying into the anguish portrayed by Moretz after the accident. Something to do with the absence of tears perhaps.
Did anyone else find themselves expecting Mia to be able to walk through people and walls in the hospital? She wasn’t technically a ghost so maybe it’s just me.
Watch If I Stay if you find yourself very curious indeed, especially since the concept is rather interesting.