#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Dennis Clegg is in his thirties and lives in a halfway house for the mentally ill in London. Dennis, nicknamed “Spider” by his mother has been institutionalized with acute schizophrenia for some 20 years. He has never truly recovered, however, and as the story progresses we vicariously experience his increasingly fragile grip on reality.
Plot: A mentally disturbed man takes residence in a halfway house. His mind gradually slips back into the realm created by his illness, where he replays a key part of his childhood.
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This film is nothing short of a Masterpiece
This film kept me totally engaged during every single second. The acting was no less than you would expect from such a talented cast – brilliant performances from all. Ralph Fiennes is just superb. Gabriel Byrne in probably the most difficult role of his career to date keeps the `secret’ to the end. John Neville and Lynn Redgrave, provide the supporting roles with a flare that never upstages the lead actors. Bradley Hall as the Boy Spider gave a fine performance as only child actors can. But it was the Chalk and Cheese characters play by Miranda Richardson that for me stole the show and clearly shows how deep her talents run.
The script, adapted by the author of the book, was powerful without going over the top and was very authentic. Even throwaway lines by supporting actors had meaning and helped convey the power and momentum of this masterpiece `.. seven packets of Crisps and a packet of Embassy.’ Many times have I uttered similar words in a London Pub.
The locations were so real, you could smell and tasted them – I grew up in such a places and in the same period as the Boy Spider – every single and highly accurate detail brought my childhood memories rushing back.
The story is real – events like the critical event in this film really did happen and still do.
For international readers, England from the late 70’s onwards adopted a ‘Care in the Community’ programme and every city and major town has halfway houses, like the one portrayed in this film, where newly released inmates of mental institutions are ordinarily just dumped to fend for themselves.
This film is nothing short of a Masterpiece – the real pity is that it won’t appeal to a wider international audience.
Cronenberg does it again
After seeing every single Cronenberg film I’ve been able to find, I’ve come to one simple conclusion: I’ve seen entirely too little of his works. I have yet to see one film of his that I found a complete waste of time(though I did not find much point in The Brood). This is quite possibly my favorite film of his yet, and I guess that says something about how few of his films I’ve seen(as this seems like one of his more unappreciated films). The film is quite dark and bleak. It has a fairly slow pace, but there’s plenty of atmosphere and I never really felt like turning it off. The plot is very good, and I liked the way it developed somewhat out of joint, with little continuity other than the main plot-line. The acting is superb. One actress performs two roles, and does so with such talent that I never realized they were being portrayed by one and the same person. I only discovered this after checking out the cast list. Spider is a very unsettling film, but I suppose Cronenberg has done far better in other films. For some reason, I just found this the more easily accessible of his films, the one that requires least afterthought to be understood, to decipher what he wanted to say. All of the other films by him that I’ve seen, I’ve required to basically ‘be told’ what the film was about… with this one, I thought for a while after seeing it, and figured it out, put the pieces together myself, without much difficulty. Maybe that’s a problem for the film… it’s too simple. It’s far more simple than the usual Cronenberg, and that is what makes me like it more, and his more experienced and analyzing fans like it less. I recommend this film to any fan of Cronenberg and/or dark films. Don’t expect to be able to figure out the film from just one viewing, and don’t take anything you see in it at face value. 8/10
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 38 min (98 min)
Genre Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Director David Cronenberg
Writer Patrick McGrath (novel), Patrick McGrath
Actors Ralph Fiennes, Miranda Richardson, Gabriel Byrne, Lynn Redgrave
Country Canada, UK, France
Awards 13 wins & 25 nominations.
Production Company Artists Independent Network, CBL
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.78 : 1 (intended ratio), 1.37 : 1 (negative ratio)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm (Fuji Super F-400T 8582)
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm