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Old 07-02-2005, 03:26 PM
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A reality-bending thriller about a psychologist whose suicidal client makes bizarre predictions that to the psychologist’s mounting terror, begin to come true. The shrink must race against time to save everything he loves before it disappears. From the director of "Monster’s Ball."
Staring Ryan Gosling, Ewan McGregor, Naomi Watts and Janeane Garafolo

Here is some info on it from IMDB



A screening review I saw on the Stay thread on Ewan's board

Screening review of Stay (spoiler free)
Last night I attended the very first screening of Stay, director Marc Forster?s (Monster?s Ball, J. M. Barrie?s Neverland) latest effort starring Ewan McGregor, Naomi Watts, and Ryan Gosling. We were told that it was a rough cut and that all of the special effects were not finished and that some of the music was borrowed.

Let me say right away that someone had told me the ending a long time ago, back when this was supposed to be a David Fincher film, so I had a completely different take on it then the other seven people I saw it with. Therefor I?m not going to give too many details away as I don?t want to spoil it for anyone.

The story revolves around Psychiatrist Sam Foster (Ewan McGregor) who is asked to treat a young art student named Henry (Ryan Gosling) by his colleague Beth (Janeane Garofalo). Henry tells Sam that he plans on killing himself in three days. Sam lives with his girlfriend Lila (Naomi Watts), a former patient who tried to kill herself.

I thought this was going to be similar to the Sixth Sense going in, but it was nothing like that. Talking about it afterwards some of the comparisons that were Donnie Darko, Mulholland Dr, Memento and I thought visually it reminded me of Natural Born Killers. But it was like none of those really, it was unlike anything I?ve seen before. It starts out strange and just gets more bizarre as the film goes on, so that you never know what is going on until the end, and even then you are not quite sure you?ve got it all figured out. It was certainly interesting to discuss it afterwards, everyone seemed to pick up something different from the many clues that were shown. But that was the problem, most people are not going to go with a large group, so they might be left confused. I hate when studios dumb down a film and spoon-feed the plot to me, but I?m afraid that if they expect to release this as a mainstream film they will have to edit this so that it is a little more comprehensible. But the pacing was great, the suspense was high and maintained all the way through to the end.

The acting. Ewan seemed oddly out of place at the beginning of the film. I thought it might be his American accent, which is fine but I?m just not used to hearing him sound like that. But I quickly realized why he seemed odd. His character was the only normal thing in the film. His Sam is a regular guy stuck in a reality twisting existence. Ewan does an excellent job of conveying Sam?s increasing panic as he races to against time to save Henry?s life. Ryan Gosling had the supporting role of Henry, a very troubled man, and it?s a role that seemed tailor made for Ryan who has made a name for himself playing broken men in films like The Believer and The United States of Leland. Henry is both eerie and heartbreakingly tragic. Ryan has a great screen presence, and his scenes with Ewan were some of the best in the film.

Naomi Watts had a fairly small role as Sam?s girlfriend, and she was okay but nothing really stood out about her, and in fact she annoyed me so bad in one scene where she kept shoveling food in her mouth while talking that I wanted to slap her. Janeane Garofalo is only featured in one scene, but what a scene! I?m a long time Bob Hoskins fan and it was neat to see him in this, he?s always good.

In a nutshell, it was a very unique, visually fascinating film that needs some editing work. If it was released the way it is now, I couldn?t see it doing very well.
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Old 07-02-2005, 03:36 PM
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OH I love Ewan and I also love Ryan so I can't wait until it comes out.
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Oooh! I didn't even know he'd filmed another movie! Cool; not all that long until my next Ryan fix.
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Old 07-02-2005, 03:43 PM
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I found a better description of the plot at Joblo.com

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A reality-bending thriller about a psychologist whose suicidal client makes bizarre predictions that to the psychologist’s mounting terror, begin to come true. The shrink must race against time to save everything he loves before it disappears. From the director of "Monster’s Ball."
Yeah I didn't even know this movie was gonna happen until I said I wanted to see Ewan and Ryan work together and someone was like they're going to lol.
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Old 07-02-2005, 04:36 PM
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I'm definitely sprinting to the theatre to see this when it comes out! Ryan in a "bizarre person" role again and... Ewan. Ewan. Nuff said.

Plus, Mark Forster has delievered good work previously. Monster's Ball and Finding Neverland were both borderline genius.
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Old 07-02-2005, 04:44 PM
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Plus, Mark Forster has delievered good work previously. Monster's Ball and Finding Neverland were both borderline genius.
I agree! I havn't seen Monsters Ball but Finding Neverland was spectacular. Some of the posts on the message board at IMDB were like "this film should be called Stay Away" but so far what I've seen it looks good. I can't wait for a trailer. Supposidly there is suppost to be a "twist" at the end of it.
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Old 07-02-2005, 05:12 PM
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I'm a sucker for twist endings a la Sixth Sense (whoever said they saw it coming is lying), so you just gave me an extra reason to watch this film, Spike_luver. I'm pretty sure it'll be worth the money.

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Old 07-02-2005, 05:20 PM
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Yeah, I know I hadn't expected the Sixth Sense's ending at all, and it actually took me a few seconds to really understand what had happened! lol. I can't wait until more information comes out about this movie. I'll get the cast list and post it over here. I'm really excited for it.

(about the av) Thanks. Someone from the Ewan board made it.
And my name is Kadie, lol I gather yours is Angie, but correct me if I'm wrong.
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Old 07-02-2005, 05:33 PM
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Nope, you're not wrong. It's nice to meet you Kadie!

I'm really excited too. I read somewhere that the release of the film has actually been delayed many times before. I hope it comes out in October like it's supposed to.
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I saw this at the Ewan board (they have a stay thread too!). Also, they were talking about the movie being released in March 05 so yes it's been delayed.

Screening review of Stay (spoiler free)
Last night I attended the very first screening of Stay, director Marc Forster?s (Monster?s Ball, J. M. Barrie?s Neverland) latest effort starring Ewan McGregor, Naomi Watts, and Ryan Gosling. We were told that it was a rough cut and that all of the special effects were not finished and that some of the music was borrowed.

Let me say right away that someone had told me the ending a long time ago, back when this was supposed to be a David Fincher film, so I had a completely different take on it then the other seven people I saw it with. Therefor I?m not going to give too many details away as I don?t want to spoil it for anyone.

The story revolves around Psychiatrist Sam Foster (Ewan McGregor) who is asked to treat a young art student named Henry (Ryan Gosling) by his colleague Beth (Janeane Garofalo). Henry tells Sam that he plans on killing himself in three days. Sam lives with his girlfriend Lila (Naomi Watts), a former patient who tried to kill herself.

I thought this was going to be similar to the Sixth Sense going in, but it was nothing like that. Talking about it afterwards some of the comparisons that were Donnie Darko, Mulholland Dr, Memento and I thought visually it reminded me of Natural Born Killers. But it was like none of those really, it was unlike anything I?ve seen before. It starts out strange and just gets more bizarre as the film goes on, so that you never know what is going on until the end, and even then you are not quite sure you?ve got it all figured out. It was certainly interesting to discuss it afterwards, everyone seemed to pick up something different from the many clues that were shown. But that was the problem, most people are not going to go with a large group, so they might be left confused. I hate when studios dumb down a film and spoon-feed the plot to me, but I?m afraid that if they expect to release this as a mainstream film they will have to edit this so that it is a little more comprehensible. But the pacing was great, the suspense was high and maintained all the way through to the end.

The acting. Ewan seemed oddly out of place at the beginning of the film. I thought it might be his American accent, which is fine but I?m just not used to hearing him sound like that. But I quickly realized why he seemed odd. His character was the only normal thing in the film. His Sam is a regular guy stuck in a reality twisting existence. Ewan does an excellent job of conveying Sam?s increasing panic as he races to against time to save Henry?s life. Ryan Gosling had the supporting role of Henry, a very troubled man, and it?s a role that seemed tailor made for Ryan who has made a name for himself playing broken men in films like The Believer and The United States of Leland. Henry is both eerie and heartbreakingly tragic. Ryan has a great screen presence, and his scenes with Ewan were some of the best in the film.

Naomi Watts had a fairly small role as Sam?s girlfriend, and she was okay but nothing really stood out about her, and in fact she annoyed me so bad in one scene where she kept shoveling food in her mouth while talking that I wanted to slap her. Janeane Garofalo is only featured in one scene, but what a scene! I?m a long time Bob Hoskins fan and it was neat to see him in this, he?s always good.

In a nutshell, it was a very unique, visually fascinating film that needs some editing work. If it was released the way it is now, I couldn?t see it doing very well.
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Old 07-02-2005, 05:47 PM
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Dude, Kadie, now I'm even more excited! The person who wrote this seems to have taken a particular liking to various aspects of the film- plot, acting, pace. It can only get better, right?

Thanks for posting this over here!
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Old 07-02-2005, 05:49 PM
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Yikes! A poster!



Is it October 14th yet?? I wish I could've seen the screening but by the sound of it, it's probably better to wait for the edited version.
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This movie sounds really cool and I'm sure Ryan will do an amazing job, can't wait to see it...
ETA: Yeah it does need to be Oct like now...
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Old 07-02-2005, 06:02 PM
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Movie sounds good, poster looks good...

Could I be any more excited?
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Old 07-02-2005, 06:05 PM
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That is intresting... the phrase on the poster. "Between the worlds of the living and dead, there is a place where you're not supposed to stay." I wonder what that could mean. Man I'm so freaking excited for the movie i want it now! lol, if I knew any more about the movie I'd think of writing a fan fiction just to ease my stay giddiness lol.
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