On the Edge (2001)
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|Genre:||Science Fiction & Fantasy|
|Directed By:||Helen Mirren, Mary Stuart Masterson, Anne Heche, Jane Sue Mamel, Jana Sue Memel|
|Written By:||Bruce Holland Rogers, Anne Heche, Keith Laumer, Mary Stuart Masterson, Bruce Holland Rogers|
|In Theaters:||Sep 21, 2001 Limited|
as Dr. Kenneth Grearly
as Elliot Maas
as Dr. Anna Richardson
as Jackson Bierly
as The Dean
as Bag Lady
as Attorney Bum
as Security Guard
as Walking Warden
as Trash Guy
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Quoting from IMDb: "On the Edge is about suicidal patients discovering their true selves while going through therapy in a treatment center."
It's been quite a while that I watched some 'drama' genre movie. Call it my good luck or whatever, but this movie wasn't disappointing. The protagonist Jonathan of the movie tries to drive his car off the cliff, but fortunately or unfortunately, survived through it with no major injuries. After this incident, he chooses to be treated in a psychiatric hospital for 3 months to imprisonment as a sentence for his crime (stealing car + trying to commit suicide). There he's put under the care of Dr. Figure who isn't too competitive and accepts so. He puts him in a suicide group where he forms a bond with another patients, especially Rachel & Toby.
It's the sarcasm of Jonathan, played by Cillian Murphy, that I enjoyed the most. Cillian Murphy appears complete natural and lives his character. His great performance is supported by equally mature performances from his co-actors: Tricia Vessey, Stephen Rea and Jonathan Jackson.
If there's any part that disappointed me, it's the breakdown of Toby in front of Jonathan w.r.t. his brother. The lines could have been better written to have the necessary emotional quotient. The tears doesn't help much. Except that, there's not much to complain about from my side, and I surely find it recommendable.
P.S.: I feel that others haven't liked this much or it hasn't received enough recognition, since the page for the movie did not exist on flixster when I came to rate it, and I'd to add it.
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