After a plane crash, a young therapist, Claire, is assigned by her mentor to counsel the flight's five survivors. When they share their recollections of the incident -- which some say include an explosion that the airline claims never happened -- Claire is intrigued by Eric, the most secretive of the passengers. Just as Claire's professional relationship with Eric -- despite her better judgment -- blossoms into a romance, the survivors begin to disappear mysteriously, one by one. Claire suspects that Eric may hold all the answers and becomes determined to uncover the truth, no matter the consequences.Written by
While Claire Summers is not a psychiatrist, she may still be referred to as Doctor for receiving a doctorate in psychology. Given she's acquired a doctorate she would be called doctor, she's simply not gotten a medical degree and therefore could not write prescriptions like a psychiatrist could. See more »
When Perry encourages Claire to counsel the survivors of the crash, he explains that she has 2 MSc and a PhD that never ends (so she has still not completed it). However later on when she gives Norman a lift in the car, he repeatedly calls her "Doctor". She has not yet completed her PhD - so she is not technically Dr Summers, as a counselor or psychologist is not the same as a psychiatrist. We know that Claire is not a psychiatrist as she tells Shannon in the focus group that she can ask if a physician will prescribe something to help her sleep. If Claire were a psychiatrist she could prescribe the pills herself. See more »
[talking on her phone in bed]
Hello. Hello... Oh, hi. Hi... No, wide-awake. What's up?
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Claire Summers (Anne Hathaway) is a young therapist assigned by her mentor Perry (Andre Braugher) to counsel the five survivors of a horrendous plane crash with 109 on board. Eric Clark (Patrick Wilson) is feeling a little too good. Shannon (Clea DuVall), Dean (Ryan Robbins), Janice (Chelah Horsdal) and Norman (Don Thompson) have varying recollections including an explosion. Mr. Arkin (David Morse) is from the airlines who insists it's pilot's error and not an explosion. Toni (Dianne Wiest) is her nosy neighbor. Eric is having nightmares and tells Claire to contact her sister Emma who he should not know about. Claire is fascinated with him. The survivors start disappearing. She starts falling for Eric.
There is murky moody mystery with supernatural undertones in this that is sort of interesting. The early promise slows down to a crawl as the movie turns to the romantic angle. I just lose the general direction of the movie. It doesn't build on the early tension. The sense of paranoia doesn't get raised. Director Rodrigo García simply fails to ramp up the movie. There is no excuse with so many great compelling actors around. Then the last 30 minutes try to re-engage but it culminates in an unsatisfying ending that is done way too much anyways.
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