Dalton, the lead investigator on Louis's case, believes the letters to be written by Peter. Desperate to reveal the strange circumstances behind the young boy's accident and dark coincidences that have plagued his entire life, Dr. Natalie confesses to Allan that Louis was the result of rape, and despite Dalton's warnings, she and Allan have sex. A dashing pediatric coma specialist named Pascal Jamie Dornan is brought in to evaluate Louis in his persistent vegetative state, and it probably goes without saying that romantic sparks fly between him and Natalie, despite the fact that the good doctor is in fact married. Louis seems to have a more stable relationship with his father Peter Aaron Paul , but in one of the film's peculiar and not very convincing attempts at misdirection, Peter is suspected of having pushed Louis off that cliff, something that in turn has led to the little boy's coma. Synopsis The story begins on Louis Drax's 9th birthday, when a lifetime of curious mishaps culminates in the boy's near-fatal fall.
Peter's voice, however, tells Louis that the world is beautiful and he needs to grow up and live his life. Allan Pascal Dornan is drawn into a thrilling mystery that explores the nature of the sixth sense, testing the boundaries of fantasy and reality. Already certain armchair sleuths may be suspecting something other than bad luck is at play, and while a real attempt at not posting spoilers will be made here, for those whose suspicions are already piqued, it may be best to not even read further, since as alluded to above that old truism about Occam's Razor turns out to be, well, true, for The 9th Life of Louis Drax. The whole coma angle allows Aja to get into an almost magical realist ambience at times that is quite interesting if never completely dramatically cogent. In better lighting and without any overt color grading, detail levels are uniformly quite pleasing. In September 2014, , , , , , and Aiden Longworth all joined the cast of the film.
Allan Pascal Dornan is drawn into a thrilling mystery that explores the nature of the sixth sense, testing the boundaries of fantasy and reality. At certain points he is visited by a mysterious creature covered in seaweed. A mostly fully clothed plays Pascal with understated intelligence and concern, which eventually give way to some questionable personal choices that cloud his judgment. Yes, there is a sea monster, which might just be the imaginary friend to whom the comatose Louis confesses all his secrets and fears. Allan Pascal Dornan is drawn into a thrilling mystery that explores the nature of the sixth sense, testing the boundaries of fantasy and reality.
Longworth, who looks considerably younger than his 12 years, is a real standout here and manages some difficult scenes with a lot of nuance. Peter, who has disappeared, is immediately the primary suspect in the possible attempted murder of Louis. Fans of the cast may enjoy their participation enough to want to check this out, and for them the good news is technical merits are generally very strong. Desperate to reveal the strange circumstances behind the young boy's accident and dark coincidences that have plagued his entire life, Dr. Through a series of segues and flashbacks, Louis' story is slowly unfurled, including the fact that he's slowly become aware that his mother Natalie Sarah Gadon is on emotional tenterhooks, worrying about what might happen next to her extremely unlucky son. She warns Allan that Natalie is unstable and manipulative.
There are a number of arresting images scattered throughout the film, probably none more shocking than a slow motion view of Louis hurtling over the edge of a cliff as he calmly narrates his history of misadventures. At this point, Louis's heartbeat suddenly stops and Allan wakes up. Louis is visited in the hospital by his grandmother, Violet, who notices Allan and Natalie's relationship. The 9th Life of Louis Drax features an extremely charismatic cast, but it tips into turgid soap operatic territory at the same time it's trying to be some kind of thriller or mystery, all with a kind of supernatural edge lying just beneath the watery? Wending through all of these subplots is a through line involving a therapist named Dr. Desperate to reveal the strange circumstances behind the young boy's accident and dark coincidences that have plagued his entire life, Dr. Dialogue is cleanly and clearly presented, though young Longworth has a tendency to swallow a syllable here and there. Louis reveals what happened during the picnic: Natalie tries to give Louis some candy but refuses to allow Peter to have any, making Peter suspicious and leading to a fight.
Allan Pascal Dornan is drawn into a thrilling mystery that explores the nature of the sixth sense, testing the boundaries of fantasy and reality. There was an unfortunate incident involving a fork and an electrical socket. Storyline: The story begins on Louis Drax's 9th birthday, when a lifetime of curious mishaps culminates in the boy's near-fatal fall. Dalton suddenly enters, informing Violet and Allan that Peter's body has been found at the bottom of a cliff, having been dead for several days. With Peter missing since the incident, his apparent villainy seems to be all the more certain, which of course means that armchair sleuths everywhere are going to be looking for another likely suspect hint: they won't have to look all that far.
You can read Brian's thoughts about the film. Desperate to reveal the strange circumstances behind the young boy's accident and dark coincidences that have plagued his entire life, Dr. The film was released in the United Kingdom on September 2, 2016. Told you there was a lot going on here. Natalie and Allan receive threatening letters telling them to stay away from each other, with the author of said letters claiming to be Louis himself.
Another is the intriguingly icy presence of Gadon, a blonde femme fatale clad in classic party dresses and capri pants. Or he might represent something deeper—the revelation of which provides the film with an unexpected amount of poignancy. As if all this trauma isn't enough, Louis is haunted by a boogie man of sorts who kind of looks like a mutant pile of kale now that's scary. One day, while waking up from a nap, Allan is told by another doctor that not only did he sleepwalk during his nap, but he also wrote a prescription for Natalie, for dangerous doses of and. Louis' life has been, to borrow a certain Lemony Snicket title, , one calamitous accident after another that began with a breech birth, moved on to a chandelier falling squarely on his baby crib, and continued through bouts of food poisoning, broken bones, electrocution and various and sundried other mishaps. Louis awakens from his coma, and the film ends. Through a series of flashbacks, Louis's sessions with psychiatrist Dr.
This, combined with Allan's other dreams and the suspicious letters, leads Allan to believe that while he sleeps, Louis has somehow been controlling him and his actions. While all of the above is happening, Louis continues to narrate. Perez explains to Allan that he has diagnosed Natalie with. Louis's case attracts the attention of Dr. For more about The 9th Life of Louis Drax and the The 9th Life of Louis Drax Blu-ray release, see the published by Jeffrey Kauffman on February 5, 2017 where this Blu-ray release scored 2.
I was, for the most part. Despite Allan being married, he and Natalie share a mutual attraction, and he kisses her one-day while the two go on a walk. While Allan tries to revive him with a , it is shown that Natalie is responsible for Louis's 'accidents', having done things such as poison his candy, electrocute him while near a socket, and smother him with a pillow. Allan Pascal, who becomes the lead doctor in charge of Louis's care. Commendably, despite the prevalence of water imagery, and a number of scenes with light wafting through the liquid, there really aren't any issues with banding.