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"Between the worlds of the living and the dead there is a place you're not supposed to stay."
  • R
  • 2005
  • 1 hr 39 min
  • 6.7  (85,592)
  • 41

Stay is a psychological thriller movie from 2005 directed by Marc Forster and starring Ewan McGregor, Naomi Watts, and Ryan Gosling. The movie is centered on a young psychiatrist named Sam Foster played by McGregor, who takes on a mysterious patient named Henry Letham played by Gosling. Henry is a troubled art student who has been experiencing vivid and disturbing hallucinations, which he believes are premonitions of his impending death. Sam tries to help Henry by analyzing his past and trying to uncover the root of his current condition.

As Sam delves deeper into Henry's psyche, strange and unexplainable events begin to occur. The line between reality and fantasy becomes increasingly blurred, and Sam finds himself drawn into a world that is seemingly impossible to escape.

Naomi Watts plays Lila Culpepper, a close friend and colleague of Sam, who is also dealing with her own personal issues. Watts delivers a strong performance as Lila, who is struggling to come to terms with a traumatic event in her life.

The movie is expertly shot and features an ethereal and dreamlike cinematography, which adds to the overall eerie and surreal atmosphere of the movie. The movie's color palettes range from subdued blues and grays to warm oranges and reds, depending on the scene's mood and environment.

One of the movie's strengths is its nonlinear storyline, which jumps back and forth in time, often leaving the audience to piece together what is happening. This approach to storytelling keeps the audience engaged and guessing.

Ryan Gosling delivers a captivating performance as Henry, portraying him as a fragile and troubled young man who is both sympathetic and unsettling. Gosling's portrayal of the character draws the audience in, leaving them emotionally invested in his character's fate.

The movie's soundtrack plays a crucial part in creating its eerie atmosphere. The score, composed by indie-rock musician Asche & Spencer, incorporates haunting choral arrangements, eerie strings, and eerie soundscapes that blend seamlessly with the movie's visuals.

Overall, Stay is an intricately crafted and well-executed psychological thriller. Its nonlinear storytelling, combined with its ethereal cinematography and haunting score, creates an unforgettable movie experience. The performances of the three leads, particularly Gosling's, are powerful and gripping, making this a must-watch for fans of the genre.

Stay is a 2005 mystery with a runtime of 1 hour and 39 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.7 and a MetaScore of 41.

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    6.7  (85,592)
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