Becky and I went to see the new movie A Cure for Wellness last night at the AMC theater in Highlands Ranch, CO. The Fandango website at A Cure for Wellness describes the movie as follows…
“A young executive (Dane DeHaan) must travel to an isolated spa in the Swiss Alps in order to find and bring home the CEO of his company. But when he begins digging into the truth behind the resort’s supposed “miracle cures,” the staff diagnose him with the same affliction that has left the other guests trapped there…”
The Review: A Cure for Wellness is a trip into a bizarre world of crazy rich people and miracle cures. This flick is really dark and pretty disturbing, but it’s definitely unique. You haven’t seen this movie before for sure. The characters are interesting, the story is strange to say the least and the conspiracy behind this spa hidden in the mountains is really wild. Most people won’t like it though. We sent our son Conroy and his girlfriend to see this movie and they hated it. They thought it was stupid, but Becky and I both liked it because it was refreshingly weird.
So many movies today are the same canned Hollywood crap, but this movie was a cross between an evil scientist like Frankenstein and a suspense thriller. The story is really weird because it takes place in a remote mountain village in Europe where rich people are going to retreat into this spa for their health and longevity. What they fail to realize is that the guy behind the spa used to experiment on the local peasants and now he’s experimenting on the rich people who are paying to be his science project. It’s like the Hotel California where you can check out, but you can never leave and what the mad scientist has conjured up is a way to live longer using a type of eel, spring water and a dehydration therapy. It’s really crazy.
Becky and I both liked it and thought it was definitely worth the price of admission, but you have to really pay attention and follow the story as it goes through the history of the castle, the family, the rich people and the local town folk. If you don’t follow along you’ll definitely get lost in this movie. It’s not for everyone, but we liked that it was refreshingly different.
John – *** Worth The Trip
Becky – *** Worth The Trip
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