You Are Whole

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  • 2014
  • 16 min
  • 7.4  (53)

You Are Whole, released in 2015, is an American independent film directed by Brian Spinks. The movie tells the story of a lonely, middle-aged man named Walt who is struggling with the loss of his wife and his own sense of purpose in life. The film opens with Walt (played by Fred Melamed) attending a support group for people dealing with grief. Despite the efforts of the group's leader (played by Juliette Kaplan), Walt continues to feel lost and unable to move past his pain. He spends his days wandering the city and visiting various doctors, hoping to find some sort of solution to his problem.

One day, Walt visits a hypnotherapist (played by Matthew Leonhart) who claims to have a revolutionary new treatment that can help him access parts of his brain he never knew existed. Despite his initial skepticism, Walt decides to give the treatment a try.

What follows is a surreal journey through Walt's subconscious mind, as he confronts his deepest fears and desires. Along the way, he meets a variety of characters, including a talking tree, a group of astronauts, and a man who claims to be God.

Despite the fantastical elements of the story, You Are Whole is ultimately a deeply emotional and introspective film. Through Walt's journey, we witness the pain and confusion that come with loss, as well as the power of the human mind to create both beauty and suffering.

The film is notable for its stunning visual style, which combines live-action footage with intricate animations and special effects. The result is a dreamlike aesthetic that perfectly captures the film's themes of memory, imagination, and emotional turmoil.

Much of the film's success can be attributed to the performances of its three main actors. Fred Melamed is particularly impressive as Walt, portraying a character who is both sympathetic and frustrating in his inability to move forward. Juliette Kaplan brings a warmth and compassion to her role as the support group leader, while Matthew Leonhart brings a sense of mystery and danger to his hypnotist character.

Overall, You Are Whole is a thought-provoking and visually stunning film that offers a unique perspective on grief and the human psyche. While it may not be to everyone's taste, those who appreciate experimental cinema and introspective storytelling are sure to find something to appreciate in this powerful and haunting film.

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    7.4  (53)