Source: Catholic News Service
Cinematically dazzling mood piece about a psychiatrist (Ewan McGregor) helping a guilt-racked, suicidal youth (Ryan Gosling) who blames himself for his role in the car accident that killed his parents, while the therapist copes with his own mental turmoil and that of his girlfriend (Naomi Watts) with latent emotional problems of her own. The performances are fine, and director Marc Forster maintains a taut, creepy, fever-dream atmosphere throughout, though the suspense level drops somewhat when the film reveals itself as more stylish exploration of truth and reality than traditional mystery. A car crash, scattered rough and crude language and profanity, a suicide theme, brief sexual innuendo including some gyrating in a strip club, horror effects involving blood and a dog attack. The USCCB Office for Film & Broadcasting classification is A-III -- adults. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is R -- restricted.
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