The Girl in the Bathtub

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  • TV-14
  • 2018
  • 1 hr 30 min
  • 5.5  (1,074)

The Girl in the Bathtub, a 2018 psychological thriller, directed by Karen Moncrieff tells the story of a young woman named Julia who was found dead in her bathtub. The film is inspired by a true story and provides an insight into the life and struggles of a person with mental health issues. The story begins with the introduction of our protagonist, Julia (Caitlin Stasey), who suffers from Bipolar Disorder. In an attempt to break free from her troubled past and start a new life, Julia moves to Los Angeles to pursue a career in the film industry. However, her dreams are soon shattered by the harsh reality of Hollywood.

As Julia struggles to cope with the pressures of her new life and her mental illness, she meets a charming and supportive filmmaker, Sam (Warren Abbott). Sam quickly becomes a source of comfort and stability for Julia, helping her navigate the ups and downs of her condition.

Despite her best efforts to stay on track, Julia's mental health takes a turn for the worse. As her behavior becomes increasingly erratic and unpredictable, her relationship with Sam and her grip on reality begin to unravel.

The film portrays Julia's mental breakdown in a nuanced and sensitive manner, capturing the complexity of her condition and the devastating impact it has on her life. Throughout the movie, we see Julia grapple with the stigma surrounding mental illness, the challenges of finding effective treatment, and society's unrealistic expectations of people with mental health issues.

As the story progresses, we are taken on a journey through Julia's troubled past and the events that led to her untimely death. The narrative is interspersed with flashbacks and dream sequences, allowing us to gain a deeper understanding of Julia's psyche and the demons she battles on a daily basis.

The supporting cast, including Kate Craven's performance as Julia's mother, add depth and emotional weight to the story, highlighting the impact that mental illness can have on a whole family.

Overall, The Girl in the Bathtub is a gripping and thought-provoking film that shines a light on the often-overlooked issue of mental health. It's a must-watch for anyone who wants to gain a better understanding of what it's like to live with a mental illness and the challenges that come with it. The film is a commendable work from Karen Moncrieff and an incredible showcase of the acting skills of Caitlin Stasey.

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    5.5  (1,074)