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Unsane [2018] [R] - 4.7.9



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A woman (Claire Foy) inadvertently becomes committed to a mental health facility and is told that she must remain for seven days so they can monitor her behavior. Unfortunately, she finds herself facing her greatest fear while there and no one believes her when she tries to explain the situation. Also with Joshua Leonard, Sarah Stiles, Amy Irving, Jay Pharoah and Juno Temple. Directed by Steven Soderbergh. [1:37]

SEX/NUDITY 4 - A man throws a woman on a mat covered floor and holds her down with the intention to rape her; but another woman then holds her down and the two women kiss passionately (please see the Violence/Gore category for more details). A man and a woman kiss in a bar. A man and a woman kiss in her apartment and she stands between his legs (please see the Violence/Gore category for more details). A woman tells a man that she will perform oral sex on him if he lets her use his phone (no sex occurs).
 A man puts his hand on a woman's clothed breast and she kicks him in the crotch. A woman's boss asks her to go to a conference with him and makes suggestive remarks that make her uncomfortable (she leaves the office). A man and a woman meet at a bar (presumably through a dating app) and the woman tells the man that things are going to go the way he wants (implying sex) but that afterward he must not contact her. A man touches a woman's clothed thigh to comfort her (it's not sexual).
 A woman asks a man if he has ever had sex before and convinces him to have sex with another woman while she watches (we don't see sexual activity). We hear a man's voice speaking in a loving tone about the first time he saw a woman and that seeing her changed his life. A man tells a woman that she has a "sexy last name." A man says that masturbating in a mental health facility is fine.
 A woman showers and we see flesh through frosted glass; we then see her with a towel wrapped around her and her bare shoulders and upper chest are shown. A woman wears a blouse that hangs open and we see part of her bare upper chest and bra. A woman lifts her top and we see her bare abdomen. A woman wears a low-cut dress that reveals her upper chest. A woman wears a low-cut tank top that reveals cleavage and bare shoulders.

VIOLENCE/GORE 7 - A woman stabs a man in the eyes with keys and slashes his throat with a sharpened spoon (she is splattered with blood). A woman stabs a man in the neck with a sharpened spoon (we see blood on the wound and the floor); she and another woman try to get away and the man grabs one of the women and snaps her neck while the other woman runs away.
 A man slams another man into a mirror and we see his bloody face when he is gagged and strapped into a chair where he is injected with drugs and shocked in the head with paddles (we see a photo of the restrained man with blood on his face and a urine stain on his pants). A man hits a woman in the back of the head and she wakes up in the trunk of a car; she opens a plastic bag and finds a dead body before she opens the trunk and falls out onto the road. A man grabs a woman around the throat and pushes her against a wall (he lets her go). We see a dead man slumped against a wall. A man throws a woman on a mat covered floor and tries to hold her down to rape her (please see the Sex/Nudity category for more details). A woman picks up a dinner knife and stands behind a man in a restaurant until he turns around and she runs away frightened.
 A woman runs through woods away from a man and he chases holding a hammer that he uses to hit her ankle as she screams (we hear a crunch). A woman punches a man in the face (we see him with a bruise later) and she is dragged by orderlies to a bed where she is injected with a sedative. Orderlies restrain a woman and strap her into a bed after an outburst. A woman shoves a woman and the second woman hits her in the face; she is led out of the area by orderlies. A man goes to a woman's hotel room and we understand that he killed her. A woman living alone is frightened when she finds a dress laid out on her bed for her. A woman is shown in solitary confinement and she is frightened when a man comes in the room and moves toward her.
 A woman yells at a man and accuses him of stalking her and sending her texts. Two women argue in a mental health facility dormitory in several scenes and in one scene one of the women removes her tampon (under sheets) and throws the bloody tampon at the other woman. A man in a mental health facility throws things at another man while yelling for him to wake up. A woman tells a man that she hopes that they cut his genitals off. A man watches another man as he talks to a woman. A woman yells at another woman and throws coffee in her face.
 After being given the incorrect dosage of a drugs a woman spins around and yells incoherently (we see hallucinatory images). A man and a woman kiss in her apartment and she pulls away abruptly and slams into a wall before running into the bathroom and the man leaves.
 A woman is taken to a medical exam room and she resists when she is told to remove her clothing for a physical exam. A woman lifts her top and we see a sharpened spoon tucked into her waistband.
 A woman on the telephone is abrupt and argumentative with a client. A woman talks about how she would commit suicide and that she would test drugs to see which one worked best. A woman in a mental health facility calls 911 to ask for help claiming that she has been wrongfully admitted. A woman is threatened with solitary confinement. A man in a wheelchair is said to be in hospice and a woman is shown reading to him. A woman is given advice about securing her apartment and taking precautions against a stalker including no Facebook or Instagram. We hear that a man overdosed on Fentanyl. A woman says of another woman, "Allison pissed the bed." A woman tells another woman, "You are a danger to yourself and others." A man talks about some mental health facilities having "cage matches." We understand that a woman's father died. We hear that a man died from respiratory failure. A woman tells a man, "Drop dead." A woman talks about a sick man and says, "Losing his mind would be the best thing." A woman tells a man, "I hate you." A woman yells at a man about child killers.

LANGUAGE 9 - About 44 F-words (one muffled) and its derivatives, 3 sexual references, 9 scatological terms, 2 anatomical terms, 4 mild obscenities, name-calling (psycho rapist, inhuman, crazy, idiot, insane, renegade, trash, simpleton, dunce, rat face), exclamations (I swear), 11 religious exclamations (Oh My God, Gift From God, My Lord, Oh God, Hail Satan, Jesus, I Swear To God, God).

SUBSTANCE USE - A nurse tells a woman to take 2 pills and that it will make her feel better (she takes them), many patients line up for their daily medications and we see them taking the meds and lifting their tongues to be checked by the orderlies, we hear that a man overdosed on Fentanyl, and a doctor says that he is going to prescribe sedatives for a patient. People at a bar are shown with alcoholic beverages and two people are shown drinking shots of liquor and drinking beer. A man smokes outside in a few scenes.

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Paranoia, stalking, distance from family, restraining orders, mental health institutions, health insurance, insurance scams, second guessing, neuroses, imagination, suicide, dedication, hospice, irrational behavior, opioid addiction, fitting in, relocation.

MESSAGE - Mental illness can get in the way of happiness.

Special Keywords: S4 - V7 - P9 - MPAAR

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