#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – The film follows the harrowing experience of a writer struggling with a rare neurological disease from when she first suffers symptoms to the many attempts at diagnosing it and the eventual discovery of the real cause of her illness. Based on the book, ‘Brain On Fire’, the true story of Susannah Cahalan, a journalist for the New York Times.
Plot: Susannah Cahalan, an up-and-coming journalist at the New York Post becomes plagued by voices in her head and seizures, causing a rapid descent into insanity.
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Awful disease exposed in movie
Many viewers are giving this film a high rating and are upset if anyone gives a lower rating. They are judging this film on the disease and not the movie. IMDb uses criteria to arrive at a fair value, which in most cases is more accurate. It is not an average of all ratings added together but is based on all ratings made.
My rating of 6 for this important movie is very close to this adjusted final rating and thus my thoughts about the movie tallies with this logic. The movie itself is only average, dealing with a very important subject. I am glad to have seen it.
A Decent Adaptation, but a Little Short
Let me first note that I read the book before seeing this, so that is an aspect of my review. The movie, as it was, probably earned a solid eight. Performances by the cast were I suppose not exceptional, but were up to the task. I particularly enjoyed Carrie-Anne Moss as the mom. The always charming Chloë Grace Moretz turned in a workmanlike performance in an extremely challenging role. For those who don’t already know it, the movie is based on the true story of Susannah Cahalan and her harrowing journey to find the cause of her mental breakdowns, seizures, hallucinations, and other symptoms, and the challenges her friends, coworkers, boyfriend, and family have of recognizing her illness and finding the right doctor. Once she reaches Doctor Kahn and, through her, Doctor Najjar, it plays like an episode of House as the medical team struggles to determine the root cause of her trouble, which proves to be an extremely rare and nearly unheard of disease. I only gave the movie a score of seven because, like House, it basically ends at the point where the correct diagnosis was found and really glosses over all the challenges she still faced recovering from it. Despite this flaw, it was still well worth the time to watch, and I’d further encourage anyone who has friends or family struggling with unexplained mental illness to not only watch the movie, but read Cahalan’s book of the same name. Doctor Najjar’s work, in particular, represents the cutting edge of 21st century medicine in this area.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 28 min (88 min)
Genre Biography, Drama
Director Gerard Barrett
Writer Gerard Barrett (screenplay), Susannah Cahalan (memoir)
Actors Chloë Grace Moretz, Thomas Mann, Richard Armitage, Carrie-Anne Moss
Country USA, Canada, Ireland
Production Company Foundation Features, Broad Green Pictures
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1
Camera RED DRAGON
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