Experimenter is based on the true story of famed social psychologist Stanley Milgram, who in 1961 conducted a series of radical behavior experiments that tested ordinary humans' willingness to obey by using electric shock. We follow Milgram, from meeting his wife Sasha through his controversial experiments that sparked public outcry.Written by
John Palladino would later go on to join the cast of "Orange is the New Black" alongside veteran of the series Taryn Manning. See more »
(around 10 min) When our leads are conversing at the party you can see a 2010 or newer Amana refrigerator in the kitchen with the freezer on the bottom. See more »
There was a time, I suspect, when men and women could give a fully human response to any situation. When we could be fully absorbed in the world as human beings. But more often, now, people don't get to see the whole situation but only some small part of it. There's a division of labor, and people carry out small, narrow, specialized jobs, and we can't act without some kind of direction from on high. I call this "the agentic state". The individual yields to authority, and in doing so becomes ...
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Yes, as many other reviewers have eluded, the movie can be a bit dry. My wife got lost in the message because she lost interest rather quickly. It wasn't until I explained the message the movie was trying to convey that she seemingly became more interested.
**spoiler** Watch it until the end, the message is rather powerful. I specifically liked the ending because (Sasha) Stanley's wife allowed herself to fall in the same class when the nurse made her fill the paperwork while Stanley is having a heart attack. In this instance, I felt like I would have called BS and told the nurse to get a doctor ASAP, instead of calmly filling out the paperwork like she was doing. But then again, that's exactly the message the movie was delivering, that we easily follow orders without question even against what we think is right.
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