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About the Movie
John Skillpa, a quiet bank clerk living in tiny Peacock, Nebraska, prefers to live an invisible life. Then, in a moment, everything changes. A train caboose runs off its tracks and crashes into John’s backyard and destroys more than the weathered planks of his wood fence. When neighbors descend on the scene, they discover John’s other personality, Emma, for the first time and mistakenly believe her to be John’s wife. This launches John into the glare of the spotlight and eventually shatters the delicate balance of his sanity.
Subtle and Powerful
We really liked this quiet little gem. Intense but not really anything graphic - most of that is left to the mind's eye. Don't want to give anything away and any sort of synopsis would probably do just that. Do want to add that Cillian Murphy is nothing short of brilliant in this - would've been easy for this movie to be lousy if that role isn't cast perfectly.
with a twist, please. This film was an engaging, well acted piece of drama set in the 1960's in a rural Nebraska town of about 800 people. The cinematography was absolutely beautiful and quite immediately captured my attention, but it was the story's premise and the performances that held it there. Cillian Murphy does an outstanding job potraying John Skillpa and his counterpart Emma. It's an intriguing look inside a man's fragile life and how it all gets blown apart in an instant. The film does require a small amount of suspension of disbelief to be able to digest the town's inability to see John for Emma, but I think it works here. There is a "Psycho-esque" quality to the storyline, but it still holds it's own in terms of individuality. I love films like this....I am truly shocked that it never made it to theaters. What a shame...almost as secretive of a find as John and Emma! Loved it.
Best movie ever!!! I'm only 11 and I loved it! It's great!!!! 10,000,000,000,000,000 STARS! Go see it! Now hurry stop reading these stupid reviews go see it!