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    Lucid

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    Poster of the movie Lucid
    2005     Drama    
    Canada
    1h 29min
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    Guide for parents: offensive language.
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    Guide for parents: offensive language.
    14A
    Guide for parents: offensive language.
    14A
    Guide for parents: offensive language.
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    Guide for parents: offensive language.
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    Guide for parents: offensive language.
    14A
    Guide for parents: offensive language.
    14A
    Guide for parents: offensive language.

    Joel Rothman (Jonas Chernick of "Inertia" and "7x Lucky"), a thirty-two-year-old psychotherapist, is having trouble sleeping. His wife has left him after an adulterous incident at the cottage. He fills the hours of insomnia obsessively listening to her final angry voicemail message and drawing sheep on the wall. He finds it tough to work and, worse, can no longer communicate with his distressed daughter - not to mention the notable decline of his driving skills. Joel's newest patients are suffering from various symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder and, under his compromised care, are getting increasingly worse. Victor (Callum Keith Rennie of "Memento", "The Butterfly Effect" and "Falling Angels"), an unpredictably volcanic well of anger and frustration, believes that he is the subject of a secret government experiment. Chandra (Michelle Nolden of "Show Me", "Men with Brooms" and "Ghost Whisperer"), soft-spoken and suffering from low self-esteem, is convinced that the city is mysteriously shrinking around her. Sophie (Lindy Booth of "Cry Wolf", "Dawn of the Dead" and "Rub and Tug"), a beautiful young woman with a consuming addiction to prescription medication, believes that she is immortal. Hitting rock bottom, Joel's life has completely unravelled and he is in serious danger of losing his job. He even begins to hear profanities erupting from a children's cartoon show. Although Joel persists in trying to understand what is happening to him and his charges, he has become as unstable as they are and the line between doctor and patient is starting to blur. The black humour of Lucid 's script, a collaboration between Garrity and Chernick, plays to the actor's gift for clever repartee and to his natural vulnerability. Strong performances from the entire cast lend a precise realism to Garrity's strange, illusory world, in which Joel must confront, decipher and conquer the puzzle-like realm of his psyche.

    Directed bySean Garrity
    Written bySean Garrity, Jonas Chernick
    CompanyMongrel MediaMongrel MediaMongrel Media

    Starring

    Jonas Chernick
    Callum Keith Rennie
    Lindy Booth
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